Black Market Old-Vine Shiraz 2017 - Barossa, SA
|95 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion|
Nestled at the foot of the Barossa Ranges in the small, premium sub-region of Rowland Flat, you’ll find this pioneering Barossa winery founded in the 1940’s by one of Barossa’s first boutique winemakers. A cooler vintage by Barossa standards, for quality winemakers the longer ripening season meant more complexity, elegance and poise, and this Shiraz serves as a testament.
The intense ripe plum aromas and eye-catching purple colour are enough to take your breath away... and that’s before you’ve even tasted it! Its sophisticated palate is soft, silky and rich with notes of cherry, rhubarb, dark chocolate, toasty oak and a touch of black pepper. Its lively acidity provides energy and lift, while fine grained and delicately interwoven tannins hold everything in place. An absolute show-stopper built to impress – whether it be this year or ten from now!