Shiraz 2015 – Black Market Deal #37173
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
A long time favourite of Vinomofo, this 5 red star producer has delivered the goods on a shiraz that we must say simply ticks all the boxes. This classy drop features everything we’ve come to know, love and expect from premium McLaren Vale reds, showcasing the wonderful balance between rich, powerful fruit, chocolatey undertones and an elegant finesse bound to have you coming back for more. The grapes are sourced from old vines and basket pressed into a combination of new and old french oak for maturation over 20 months. If you’re one to lie down your reds for some time before you pop the cap off, this is the perfect fit. Yes, it’s drinking beautifully now with a handful of years already under its belt. But with some patience, you’ll be very well rewarded in years to come.
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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- McLaren Vale
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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.