Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #39695
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
Small batch and handcrafted using premium fruit from one of their best McLaren Vale vineyards - this Halliday Five Star producer have made a beautiful shiraz, that showcases the region and variety with class and enthusiasm. Vibrant, rich and abuzz with energy, juicy redcurrant and plum punctuate the palate, followed by a generous dash of spice. Fruit forward and silky smooth with lingering tannins throughout, it’s complete with a long, striking finish. Drinking well now and with a decade ahead of it, I wouldn’t let this deal pass you by, mofo.
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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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Shiraz
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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.