Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #38150
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
When you speak to winemakers in Margaret River, you’ll find they have a rather interesting take on shiraz. The common theme is that exceptional shiraz can be grown in the region, but many producers dedicate their best vineyard plots exclusively to chardonnay and cabernet. Luckily, there are a few wineries that believe in Margs shiraz and give it the prime real estate it deserves. We have a perfect example of that right here. One of the top Margaret River producers has made this medium-bodied, perfumed and elegant shiraz using a decent portion of whole bunch and whole berry in the ferment. This provides more complexity, brightness, aromatic lift and spice. The wine then spends nine months in older French oak before going into bottle. You’ll find dark fruits, earthy nuances and fine grained tannins, making for an absolutely lovely drink that proves the merit of Margs shiraz.
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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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.