Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #35016
- Medium bodied
- McLaren Vale
This is the answer to all of your midweek quaffer conundrums. Want a high quality shiraz from a very well known 5 star Mclaren Vale producer that won’t break the bank? This deal has you covered. Boasting all the dark fleshy plums and blackberries you can poke a stick at, with subtle but lingering black olive and chocolate nuances long after your final gulp. A texture that’s smoother than Barry White and a lingering liveliness on the back palate ensures pleasurable quaffing from now right through the next few years. Although affordable in price, the wine has taken the time to relax in oak barrels for a good 18 months before bottling, providing balance, depth of flavour and surprising length.
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.
“Entry level wines are a great way to try the house style of a good producer. In this case it’s a gateway into a producer that is all class - slurpable and plush - hinting at the depths that you will find as you discover their range of premium Vale shiraz”
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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
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.