Shiraz 2016 – Black Market Deal #35127
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
We just keep going back to the well. When one dips into the well of Margaret River wines though, you expect to come up with chardonnay or cabernet. The well in this case is a producer brandishing Halliday’s highest rating, and the wine in this case is a shiraz. The climate of Margs makes for ‘all things to all people’ shiraz. It’s a bit over medium-bodied, silky, bursting with fruit, a touch earthy and carrying enough acid and tannin to complement a big steak. You absolutely cannot go wrong.
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.
- Margaret River
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...