Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Black Market Deal #40818
- Textured, savoury
This is freakin’ cool. How often do you see something progressive and daring done with cabernet in Coonawarra? There’s a lot of that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude in the region (not necessarily a bad thing), but it’s always nice to see boundaries pushed. So we got pretty pumped here when this wine hit the warehouse. It’s cabernet, but with a more elegant expression. Believed to be the first wine aged in a concrete egg in Coonawarra, it is fragrant, expressing notes of black cherry, plum, licorice, chocolate and herbs. A fine tannin line provides structure, showing you what’s possible with cabernet if you just look beyond the horizon.
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.
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Coonawarra is renowned for its cabernet. To write off other varieties, though, would be simplistic. Some of the best wine from the region is shiraz, which is frequently overlooked in the search for the perfect cab sav. It's riesling is a surprise dark horse, too. Not to belittle Coonawarra cab either, but it's funny how often we get caught insisting that one variety is the best expression of a specific place, grown in a variable environment with so many factors at play. All we're saying is: don't miss the great wines that aren't the usual suspects. Coonawarra has quite a few amazing hands other than their trump card.