Shiraz 2012 – Black Market Deal #34708 - Magnum
- Textured, savoury
Have we got a rare find for you! Here’s the list...aged Heathcote shiraz, tick. Made by one of Victoria’s best winemakers, tick. Highly rated by James Halliday, tick. And in a MAGNUM, tick! The fruit was grown in a single vineyard, gently destemmed and pressed, then laid to rest in 30% new French oak for 15 months after fermentation. The wine has been hibernating under cork in the winery’s cellar since then. It’s got all the hallmarks of great Heathcote shiraz, with spicy notes over blackberry and sour cherry and that unmistakable earthiness, all aged beautifully to provide a gentleness that counterbalances the wine’s power. Feel like bringing that ‘wow’ bottle to a dinner party? This is the one.
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% Shiraz
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There are two distinct styles of Heathcote wine, which can get confusing. There's Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck at the giant end of the spectrum for Greenock Creek lovers (I'm talking 17.5% alcohol!). And then there's Jasper Hill, Heathcote Estate, Chalmers' new Heathcote outfit and some new alternative varieties that seem to be making it into the best weird and wonderful natural wines in the country. Think Shiraz here traditionally, but don't be afraid to try the Nebbiolo, Fiano and Lagrein from painstakingly selected vineyards. They're refreshingly delicious.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...