Black Ops

Shiraz Saperavi 2021

My hunch was that the most ancient grape on the planet, Saperavi, would make for a unique union with McLaren Vale’s prized Shiraz. The elixir was covertly blended and like other ‘black operations’ a Pandora’s box of flavour was opened.

A wine for FBI, CIA and civilians. Seek & embrace the unusual.

‘Black Ops’ Shiraz Saperavi is the only blend of this type in the world and it will not disappoint!

Vegan friendly

90 Points- Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker's Notes

At the Western end of our Black Sheep Block is a pocket of Shiraz that lands a mighty punch of meaty-spiciness that couples perfectly with our exotic Saperavi. Contrasting, but complimentary and complex, this has fast become the backbone of the Black Ops Blend.

Bouquet & Palate

Dense dried spice and violets are followed with an entire Black Forest of heady fruit. Plums and blackberries. Iodine and beets. Rose and coal smoke, Black tea and raspberry. All opulence in the mouth. A steady wave of fruit and firm grip ploughs down the palate. Bombast but with both charm and class. Bold, brooding, and intense.

Food Match

Team it up with a classic Reuben Sandwich; perhaps swap out the corned beef for smoky beetroot to match the mix.