Shiraz 2016 – Black Market Deal #37639
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
This wine is about as classic and classy as Barossa shiraz can get. It’s big and bold, ripe and rich, oaky and opulent. The producer is relatively new to the market, but has roots in Barossa and really knows what they are doing. 2016 was a forward year in Barossa, and this wine is a great example of premium Barossa at its best. The power of the vintage was matched by some great quality oak - a mixture of French and American - both old and new. It’s a wonderful mouthful (and I mean FULL) of berry compote, plum and baking spice, all supported by oak tannin and a lingering finish.
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Full price $80.00 from the producer.
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- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.