Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #37425
- Textured, savoury
Most folks aren’t aware that Coonawarra’s first great red was actually shiraz. The region’s cab sav gets the spotlight these days, but there is some awesome shiraz still being made there. This is a perfect example of one. It’s deep and rich with a fragrant nose. There’s blueberries, cherries, blackberries, chocolate and even bay leaf all intertwined and held together with cedary notes from a bit of time in toasted oak. The red earth of Coonawarra is evident in the wine by way of a bit of chalky texture and dusty tannins. Definitely an homage to Coonawarra’s past, and some great drinking now and for the next decade or two.
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Full price $80.00 from the producer.
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Coonawarra is renowned for its cabernet. To write off other varieties, though, would be simplistic. Some of the best wine from the region is shiraz, which is frequently overlooked in the search for the perfect cab sav. It's riesling is a surprise dark horse, too. Not to belittle Coonawarra cab either, but it's funny how often we get caught insisting that one variety is the best expression of a specific place, grown in a variable environment with so many factors at play. All we're saying is: don't miss the great wines that aren't the usual suspects. Coonawarra has quite a few amazing hands other than their trump card.