Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #37610
- Rich, full-bodied
This beautiful Barossa shiraz has had the Rolls Royce treatment in the vineyard and in the winery, and to name all the TLC it’s received would take a very long time. Here are the basics: a fantastic growing season, handpicked grapes left to dry before processing (al la Amarone della Valpolicella, to intensify flavours) and 100% new French oak for two years. The resulting wine is like a bear hug from a gentle giant - it’s warm, filling and feels fantastic. Rich, ripe fruit is wrapped up in dark chocolates and mocha, alongside robust tannins that will see this wine good to cellar for a couple of decades. It is a decadent and truely impressive wine.
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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Confusingly, the Barossa Zone (aka 'Barossa') encompasses the Eden and Barossa Valley regions (the word 'Valley' being the key differentiator). If you don't want all your eggs in one basket, or all your shiraz from one region, this is one solid way to get some complexity of layers (of course, it's not all about shiraz - ha! Yes it is). Despite being about the same area, Eden Valley only has about 20% of the area under vine that its more famous neighbour manages. But it's no surprise that you'll find many of the big and boutique players sourcing their most expensive wines from a little higher than the Barossa Valley floor. So if you see a wine labelled as 'Barossa', you might just be looking at something that extra bit special.