Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #38959
- Rich, full-bodied
- Clare Valley
At some point, this many high scores and gold medals gets ridiculous. Is there something this wine hasn’t won? It’s well deserved of course, but my goodness! This shiraz is a blend of fruit from three vineyards, each parcel having been aged separately in either American or French oak. The final barrel selection dictated the blend and resulted in a wine of stunning complexity exhibiting notes of coffee, almonds and blackberries. There’s some toastiness from the oak along with the classic Clare shiraz chocolate hints. The tannins fit right in, lifting the finish rather than overpowering it. We wouldn’t be surprised if the neck of the bottle isn’t a bit slumped over from holding up all that bling.
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.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Clare Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
Riesling lovers need look no further. If there was ever a shrine to the rizza gods then it would be in the Clare. But go beyond the pristine, dry and steely whites that made the region world famous, and you’ll find some special reds worthy of attention. Shiraz and cabernet are among the frontrunners, with examples from Kilikanoon, Jim Barry, Leasingham, Tim Adams and Skillogalee regularly receiving top marks from Sir Halliday. There’s also some pretty smart grenache, cabernet franc and cabernet malbec coming out of the region too. So if you’re into plummy, well structured red wine styles, then you’ll find rich pickings here.