Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #36613
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
This comes from the side project of one of Margaret River’s greatest producers. It’s certainly not an afterthought or casual endeavour though as James Halliday saw fit to award the wine 95 points. All the fruit is hand harvested from one of the region’s more renowned vineyards before being fermented and laid to rest for 18 months in a mix of old and new French oak. You’ll find a shiraz that’s more on the elegant side here. There’s layers of ripe raspberries and plums leading the way with secondary characteristics of ginger, anise and cocoa. It’s medium-bodied, but there is an opulence to the wine, seemingly derived from the fruit concentration. Elegance and opulence, the perfect combination.
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 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.