Shiraz Cabernet 2020 – Black Market Deal #41235
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
This Barossa gem, from one of the best subregions, is an absolute winner with a luxurious style - there’s sheer brute power, veiled by a catlike grace. It lopes around on the palate like a panther, exuding cassis, ripe black cherries, and an aromatic whiff of cigar box just creeping in. There’s a generous helping of oak, too, providing a creamy vanillin backbone as well as plenty of grippy tannin. Drink now after a good spell in the decanter, or pop it down for a few years. When it’s ready, it’ll dust itself off, have a stretch, and show you the energy it was always destined to have. A firecracker of a wine.
What is a Black Market deal?
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Full price $85.00 from the producer.
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- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 58% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet
- Serving Temp.
'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.