GSM 2017 – Black Market Deal #37450
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Well this is a bit special. We used to work a lot with this producer back in the Fo’s early days, so we’re quite excited to be getting involved again. To say they’re kinda a big deal is probably an understatement. It’d be more appropriate to call them an icon of the South Australian wine scene. This is one of their top wines, a classically-styled GSM that speaks of the soil and the blend. It’s quite aromatic, extremely silky and just rich enough. There’s an easy confidence to the wine, drawn from concentrated fruit and spice, fine-grained tannins and a structured finish. Classy and delicious, this is one that’s sure to please.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 50% grenache, 47% shiraz, 3% mataro
- Serving Temp.
McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.