Shiraz 2016 – Black Market Deal #39955
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Fruit is sourced from a five acre vineyard that is potentially the oldest plantings of shiraz still existing in McLaren Vale. Here comes concentration, intensity and complexity. Dark fruits, compote and pepper highlight the palate, complemented by earthy and moreish undertones, all culminating with fine grained tannin on a long, long finish. Two years in a mix of new and older French oak has provided the structure for cellaring, and when applied to fruit with this much vine age, leads to a long life for the wine. This is classic Vale, full of history, depth and boldness.
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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.