Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #35126
- Rich, full-bodied
- Margaret River
Although not nearly as lauded as the cabernets of the region, Margaret River shiraz is one of my favourites. Being in the shadow of the cabs and blends, they try harder and over deliver. Over delivering is spot on for this wine, which is the entry-level wine for a well-known five red star Halliday rated winery, that also received 93 points from the Halliday Guide. It’s a big-boned, yet balanced wine, full of forest fruits and spice, while being supported by medium tannin and just enough acid. Already over delivering at full price, it’s mind-blowing in this offer.
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
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- 100% Shiraz
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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.