Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #35734
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
If you’re a fan of powerful Barossa reds, then here’s a wine for you. From one of the undisputed best of the Barossa winemaking aristocracy comes a rich, ripe and powerful shiraz. It’s from one of the best-regarded subregions and after a long growing season (which builds complexity in the grapes), the juice was given the Rolls Royce treatment in the winery. Handled with care, basket-pressed and then sent to relax in only the best quality oak. It’s got all the fruit you could want - plum, blueberries and cranberries - and a lovely lavender and spice too. The oak is there, but simply plays a supporting role to the fruit and adds some tannin. Wow! What a wine!
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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- 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.