Opulent and luscious
a real monster of a wine
Shiraz 2018 – Black Market #45891
$210 / 6PK
I'm keen to not bury the lead on this one, so here goes: this is matured in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Lovers of luxury, eat your heart out.
$210 / 6PK
Why do we love this wine?
This strikes the fresh jam cord perfectly (and it's a hard chord to play); the trick is to find developed fruit flavours without falling into overly unctuous and too-ripe territory. When winemakers get it right the results are outstanding - lucky for you, this is one such wine. Spiced, herbacious, and delivering a long fantail finish that ties the wine neatly together and has you (almost unconsciously) lifting the glass back to your lips. I will tell you to cellar this (and you will be rewarded if you do) but it's hypocritical of me, because I've already consumed my modest allocation.
Wine nerd stuff
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
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.