Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #35371
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
You probably know the deal with Margaret River shiraz by now. It’s that sorta all-things-to-all-people red wine. Silky smooth when well made and sitting right between heavy SA juice and herbal VIC juice in mouthfeel. Everyone at the table can get into it and the bottle’ll be gone quickly. This one shows blueberry, red currant and cherry across the fruit spectrum with secondary characteristics of cola, vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon. 2018 was another exceptional vintage over in Margs and it really shines through in this shiraz. Dive in!
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.
- Margaret River
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 95.7% Shiraz, 2.5% Malbec, 1.8% Cab Franc
- Serving Temp.
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.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...