Shiraz 2016 – Black Market Deal #34794
- Textured, savoury
Small production, single vineyard Heathcote shiraz that’s been given the Rolls Royce treatment. The fruit was hand-harvested from three small blocks on the vineyard, gently destemmed and pressed, then sent to a mix of old and new French oak barrels. The resulting wine is supremely layered with mulberries, blackberries, blood plum and anise on the palate. It’s drinking beautifully now or can be laid to rest for another dozen years. Absolutely stunning.
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.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...