2018 Nicks Secret UC Shiraz
Woahhh…. Back up the truck, skip the spiel and head straight to the add to cart button for what is without a doubt one of the buys of the year. Yet another Nicks Secret super deal that combines pedigree, exceptional quality and a heavily discounted price to make it an unmissable offer. From a producer renown for rich, full flavoured reds this is the real deal – you will receive the genuine article not an unknown brand, export label or cleanskin.
Whilst we can’t reveal its identity here are some clues:
It’s a well known wine that has featured prominently in our newsletters over the last 15 plus years
It’s from the same winery as the 2018 Nicks Secret McLaren Vale Shiraz & 2019 Secret McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
Its label describes the nature of this offer perfectly
A super steal and absolute no brainer.
Pitch black in colour with a deep dark red black hue. Rising out of the glass are lifted spicy dark plum and liquorice scents which are trailed by subtle meaty fennel and blackpepper notes. Since our last tasting, nearly two years ago, this wine has really opened up and shows much more flesh. Medium to full in body, rich dark plum and liquorice fruits have a plush feel over a background of peppered meats, lightly toasted vanillin cedar and earthy dried herb characters. Velvet smooth tannins meld into a long juicy pepper infused finish.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.