Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #36936
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
This shiraz hails from one of the best-of-the-best McLaren Vale producers, recognised by Halliday’s Wine Companion as a Five Star Red Winery. It’s a single vineyard wine that needs to be seen (and tasted) to be believed. From the long and cool 2017 vintage, the grapes had the perfect hang-time to gather flavour and complexity. In the winery, it spends over a year in top-quality French oak (100% new) that is so perfectly interwoven into the wine, you may not pick it as new.
This poised red arrives with a heady nose of acacia and blueberries before seducing you with tastes of blacker fruits and licorice. Blackberries and nutmeg sit with vanillin oak notes, and the long finish is surprisingly savoury for such a fruit-filled wine. It’s full-bodied, with depth and power, as you’d expect for this top producer, and there is surprising elegance in this 2017. Really classy wine.
What is a Black Market deal?
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Shiraz
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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.