Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #37945
- Textured, savoury
Barossa shiraz...there’s nothing like it. A source of pride and international fame, it’s the wine for which Australia is best known. And like many of the great examples of the style, this one comes from a family-owned winery that has multi-generational roots in the region. The wine itself hints at blackberry, blueberry, cocoa and cedar. It’s seen some time in oak, but is ready to go now. With a decadent richness, velvety palate and lengthy finish, this is a perfect expression of why Barossa shiraz is beloved all around the world.
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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Confusingly, the Barossa Zone (aka 'Barossa') encompasses the Eden and Barossa Valley regions (the word 'Valley' being the key differentiator). If you don't want all your eggs in one basket, or all your shiraz from one region, this is one solid way to get some complexity of layers (of course, it's not all about shiraz - ha! Yes it is). Despite being about the same area, Eden Valley only has about 20% of the area under vine that its more famous neighbour manages. But it's no surprise that you'll find many of the big and boutique players sourcing their most expensive wines from a little higher than the Barossa Valley floor. So if you see a wine labelled as 'Barossa', you might just be looking at something that extra bit special.