Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #41597
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
Hello big rich red! You’re just in time for winter. Thanks in advance for keeping us warm, and giving us more reasons to cook up a hearty meal and cuddle up near a fire. If you don’t have a fire handy, a heater should do the trick. The point is, this is a serious amount of wine for a not-so-serious price. In true Barossa Valley style, this shiraz has delightfully ripe fruit characteristics and a good serving of oak in the form of both French and American. It sits on the spectrum right between black and red fruits, achieving a brooding character with an energetic edge. Get the roast on while this one is in the decanter, and prepare for a night of creature comforts.
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.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Wax-dipped Cork
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.