Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #40290
- Textured, savoury
- South Australia
This South Aussie shiraz is a blend of McLaren and Padthaway - two regions famous for their wonderful reds. And wonderful indeed it is - made by a mofo fave producer for an export market that fell though - we were very happy when they called us. A full-bodied wine, leaning towards the more savoury side, it’s still full of bright red fruit, spice and soft smooth tannins. It’s drinking well now, but will improve over the next year or so.
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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- South Australia
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Haselgrove are one of the wines I can remember Dad stocking when I was a whippersnapper, one of the names that is reminiscent to me not of flavour but of warm, fireside dinners and a happy upbringing. It’s taken this wine to remind me that I haven’t seen any in his cellar for a while though, and this has me wondering why. A quick trawl online will reveal that Haselgrove started to become lost in the sea of good wine and misdirected sales intentions, until 2008 when four Italian-Australians came to its rescue. Thus began a renaissance for Haselgrove. With over 100 years of history, Haselgrove is a name synonymous with the Australian winemaking industry. Spearheaded by exciting Senior Winemaker Greg Clack since 2003, Haselgrove have really hit their straps of late, with the vision of the new owners and the freedom given to Greg. The refreshed focus is on freshness of wine, and multi-regionality is a new feather in their cap. This more holistic and far-seeing approach is starting to pay big dividends in wine quality.
Adelaide as a wine region includes Barossa, Fleurieu and the Adelaide Hills. The wines that use this as their region tend to be very interesting, as they'll inevitably use some cooler, stylish fruit from the Hills, bolstered with richer fruit sourced from one of the other two regions. Grange is a multi-regional blend, after all.