GSM 2018 – Black Market Deal #38470
- Medium bodied
This wine shows off the fun side of Barossa - it’s a slippery little number - both in the texture of the medium bodied palate and just how easily it slides down and warms you up. There is heaps of spice on the nose, along with bright raspberry and a touch of lavender. The vibrant fruit and not-too-heavy style makes me think of affordable Cotes-du-Rhône or the Rosso blends of Italy. It’s a wine made for food that will do well after a decant, accompanied by a table of Mediterranean food.
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.
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 55% Grenache 23% Shiraz 22% Mataro
- Serving Temp.
Confusingly, the Barossa Zone (aka 'Barossa') encompasses the Eden and Barossa Valley regions (the word 'Valley' being the key differentiator). If you don't want all your eggs in one basket, or all your shiraz from one region, this is one solid way to get some complexity of layers (of course, it's not all about shiraz - ha! Yes it is). Despite being about the same area, Eden Valley only has about 20% of the area under vine that its more famous neighbour manages. But it's no surprise that you'll find many of the big and boutique players sourcing their most expensive wines from a little higher than the Barossa Valley floor. So if you see a wine labelled as 'Barossa', you might just be looking at something that extra bit special.