Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #37341
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
This is not a typo, buy this wine and you’ll experience the amazement that is old vine shiraz. As vines age, the yield naturally declines meaning fewer grapes are getting more of the share of nutrient goodness from the rich soils. This is a wine that through those aged vines gained swathes of complexity and intrigue. Built to last the test of time long after bottling, its fragrant and savoury notes will continue to integrate and build utter individuality. Look forward to black pepper, subtle liquorice and anise layered over classic black fruit. If you must open a bottle in the next year or so (and we don’t blame you if you do) treat it to a decant so as to release and relax those powerful components.
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.
Full price $75.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.