Shiraz 2019 – Black Market Deal #39919
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
The shiraz for this wine was sourced from the best block of a vineyard in Vine Vale planted back in the 1870s. Eight years ago, our extremely meticulous producer rewired and re-trellised every vine, returning the block to its full vigour. This shines through in the wine, one of plump richness, sweet fruit and a silky texture. Behind the fruit, you’ll find hints of roasted chestnut, black olive, baking spices and spicy oak. There’s plenty of fine grain tannin as well, proving great length and cellaring potential. We’re in the presence of classic Barossa greatness here, a wine for the ages that will age for decades.
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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- Barossa Valley
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'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.