Shiraz Grenache 2018 – Black Market Deal #37268
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
This wine is sourced from Blewitt Springs and split nearly 50/50 between shiraz and grenache. The oak is old and hosts the wine for 10 months. So you’ve got dense, earthy and spicy fruit from one of the Vale’s best little sub-regions given free reign to express itself unencumbered by overt oak influence. That means a wine of great concentration that’s actually light on its feet. Violets, orange peel, chocolate and redcurrants abound. The tannins are fine and chewy behind the scenes, rounding out a wine that’s more lifted aromas than lifting weights. What a nice change of pace!
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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.