Shiraz 2020 – Black Market Deal #39876
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
This stellar producer has been smashing it for years. We adore everything they send our way, and they’ve quickly risen to Mofo fave status. Immediately jumping out of this glass are cherries and charcuterie. Warm black cherries to be precise, bursting with juiciness, and sweet-salty jamón in perfect harmony. It’s mouthwatering already. After that, there’s Black Doris plums, a touch of vanilla, spicy oak, and smoked game. Superfine tannins give everything a leg up and counter-balance the richness. It’s McLaren Vale to an absolute tee, handled with care. Cellar potential here will definitely be pushing a decade, and will reward with ever more sumptuousness. That said, it’s a firecracker right now.
Don’t worry about needing an excuse to open this one. You’ll think of something.
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.
Full price $50.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
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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.