Shiraz 2015 – Black Market Deal #40138
- Rich, full-bodied
Ohhh this is good. And as it should be. The fruit for this shiraz comes from one of the finest vineyards in Heathcote, one that was planted by a man considered to be the best viticulturist in the region. Two separate shiraz clones are harvested, fermented and aged separately in a mix of old and new large format French oak for a little over a year. From there, blending trials are conducted to find the best balance and create the most compelling wine. It’s smooth and rich, but with structure as well. Plum, chocolate, chestnut, clove and cedar abound. There’s some minerality and fine tannin as well to balance out the fruit. And those six years of age certainly help, but no worries about giving it plenty more time in the cellar.
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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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.