Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #38757
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
I tasted this at the winery on a recent trip to Margaret River and was blown away. When Margs wineries get shiraz right, it’s such an incredible drop. The fruit is handpicked off a single vineyard, started in a ferment as whole berries and sent to French oak to finish the task. It’s right in the medium-bodied zone with a complex nose of plum, nutmeg and pepper. As this extends to the palate, cocoa, cherry and coffee are added. There’s a chalky tannin structure and lengthy finish to round out the experience. Just delicious and extremely versatile with food.
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
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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.