PRE-ARRIVAL: Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #40453
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
This is Barossa shiraz of the finest calibre. Made from old vines and sourced from two vineyards, one in the Eden Valley and the other along the eastern edge of the Barossa ranges, the fruit is treated with gentle, loving care in the winery before being laid to rest in 30% new French oak. The result is an elegant and powerful wine that leaps from the glass with immense complexity. There’s blueberry, blackberry, plum, baking spices and cedar on both the nose and palate. Of course with a wine of this magnitude, there is no rush to drink so feel free to let it rest for a decade or more.
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.
We expect this wine to hit our warehouse Dec 13. Place your order as normal and we’ll dispatch it to you as soon as it arrives.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Wax-dipped Cork
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.