Touriga Malbec 2018 – Black Market Deal #33025
- Medium bodied
- McLaren Vale
Ever wanted a wine that wasn’t so, well, winey? You know, something delicious and drinkable, without all the faff that seems to come with it. Nobody harangues you for pairing your beer with with wrong season or cooking method. Nobody grumbles that one vintage of hops wasn’t as good as the previous one. Why does wine have to come with all the buzz-killing nonsense.
Enter this beauty. A touriga malbec blend from some damn fine Vale vineyards. Bottle’s a bit different, label’s a bit different, everything’s delicious. This was made for fun, not for snobbery. The ideal plastic-cup pour for your next bbq, or straight from the bottle at a parkside picninc. The wine’s excellent, don’t get me wrong, but this isn’t one to ponder and appraise, just pour and enjoy. Cheers!
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.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Touriga, Malbec
- Serving Temp.
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.