Minnow Creek The Black Minnow 2017 South Australia McLaren Vale
Minnow Creek The Black Minnow Sangiovese Cabernet 2017Showing a generous entry of bright red fruits leading to an intense burst of deep vibrant dark cherry fruits with a touch of typical savouriness from the Sangiovese. The mid palate shows a rich complexity of red and black fruits derived from the Cabernet component.The back palate combines an intense array of vibrant complex berry flavours and allspice finishing with a delightful fine tannin structure of great length.
Minnow Creek The Black Minnow Sangiovese Cabernet 2017
The Black Minnow
The Black Minnow is our medium bodied vibrant red blend, made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Tony blended this wine in the vineyard on the spot, from a handful of grapes. They worked in the mouth, and they work in the bottle. When we first produced this wine, various wine critics were suspicious – a Sangiovese blend? In McLaren Vale? One sip, though, and they were converted (James Halliday gave it 94 points and praised its silky tannins!). Our latest bottling is a racy, mid-bodied delight. With its stunning ruby-red colour, it looks as good in the glass as it tastes.
“Bright colour, deliciously juicy, with red cherry, sour cherry and a hint of cassis running the flavour flags. The tannins verge on silky. This is quite a wine at the price.”
94 points, James Halliday, 2017 Wine Companion.
Colour: Medium deep ruby red with a crimson rim.
Nose: A complex array of lifted spicy dark cherry and herbal notes combined with darker fruits and savoury characters.
Palate: Showing a generous entry of bright red fruits leading to an intense
burst of deep vibrant dark cherry fruits with a touch of typical savouriness from the Sangiovese. The mid palate shows a rich complexity of red and black fruits derived from the Cabernet component.
The back palate combines an intense array of vibrant complex berry flavours and allspice finishing with a delightful fine tannin structure of great length.
This wine was matured for twelve months in older French and American oak and will continue to drink well into 2023 and beyond.
TA 6.3 g/l
Minnow Creek Wines was founded in early 2005 by winemaker Tony Walker. Tony spent six years as a winemaker at Fox Creek in McLaren Vale, worked two vintages in the heart of winemaking in France, and worked ten vintages for Rosemount Estate, both as a winemaker and as a vineyard assessor. This means that he has intimate knowledge of the vineyards in the region, and can tell from tasting a single grape whether a vintage is good enough quality for our wines. Every vineyard that provides grapes for Minnow Creek has been hand-selected by Tony, visited in rain and shine. Our growers don’t just provide our grapes – they’re part of our family.
Minnow Creek believes in following the wine from the vineyard right through to the shelf. All our fruit is sourced from McLaren Vale. There are currently four wines in the Minnow Creek stable, all with their own unique character.
Minnow Creek. Your first glass is never your last
Australia, McLaren Vale, South Australia
$10 – $20