Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #36268
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Big, bright, bold and concentrated...and buried under a pile of 95 point reviews. This is not a shy shiraz by any means. It’s got all the seductive berry fruit and spice that the Vale is famous for, with some sneaky minerality and grippy tannins from extended time in oak. There’s another 10+ years of life in this bottle, or you could simply cook up a big steak and enjoy it tonight. The choice is yours.
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.
“I remember receiving a previous vintage of this wine in a mixed pack before working at the FO’, and wow Nelly did it stand out! This rich Mclaren Vale Shiraz is in a bottle built for any cellar and with 95 big ones from the Halliday Crew, you can’t go wrong.”
Full price $40.00 from the producer.
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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.