Merlot 2018 – Black Market Deal #35784
- Medium bodied
It’s so exciting to see somewhat of a resurgence of merlot as a straight variety in Australia, as opposed to being used primarily as a blending friend to it’s more popular brother, cabernet. When done well, merlot offers a rounded palate full of fleshy dark fruits and nuances of tobacco leaf or leather. We are getting rather well acquainted with this producer now and always gobsmacked at their penchant for making affordable, approachable wines that are versatile enough to drink now or cellar. Throw in a whopping ‘mofo-esque’ discount and you’ll be laughing all the way to the wine rack. Plush berries and plums, a savoury cedar finish that lingers; a few sips in you’ll ask “wait, what did I pay for this?”
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.
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- 100% Merlot
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Padthaway is home to some of the most unique and groovy wines in South Australia. The region was given the 'all clear' by the CSIRO in 1944, vineyards were planed by Seppelt in 1964 (Not sure why it took them 20 years to get onboard) and these days has more than 4,000 hectares of vineyards planted. The main varieties to be grown are Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Although these are the main players, the region's rich soil, underground water supply and Mediterranean climate allow for other varieties such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir to be grown.