Shiraz 2017 – Black Market Deal #41656
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
Nestled at the foot of the Barossa Ranges in the small, premium sub-region of Rowland Flat, you’ll find this pioneering Barossa winery founded in the 1940’s by one of Barossa’s first boutique winemakers. A cooler vintage by Barossa standards, for quality winemakers the longer ripening season meant more complexity, elegance and poise, and this shiraz serves as a testament. Its intense ripe plum aromas and eye-catching purple colour are enough to take your breath away... and that’s before you’ve even tasted it! The sophisticated palate is soft, silky and rich with notes of cherry, rhubarb, dark chocolate, toasty oak and a touch of black pepper. Its lively acidity provides energy and lift, while fine grained and delicately interwoven tannins hold everything in place. An absolute showstopper built to impress – whether it be this year or ten from now!
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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- Barossa Valley
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'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.