Secret Deal Barossa Shiraz 2020

  • A captivating wine that embodies the essence of the renowned Barossa Valley in Australia, offering exceptional quality, bold flavors, elegant complexity, and versatility.
  • Wine embodies the bold nature and full-bodied characteristics showcasing showcases intense flavors of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and plums, intertwined with hints of black pepper and subtle spices.
  • Regarded as one of the finest vintages, promising excellent aging potential with robust structure and impeccable balance the wine will continue to evolve and develop more complex flavors over time.
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  • Sam Kim
    94 points
  • Ken Gargett
    93 points
  • Ray Jordan
    92 points
  • Ned Goodwin MW
    91 points

Editors notes

A captivating wine that embodies the essence of the renowned Barossa Valley in Australia. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using hand-picked grapes from carefully selected vineyards. This wine embodies the bold nature and full-bodied character that Shiraz wines from the Barossa Valley are renowned for. It showcases intense flavors of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and plums, intertwined with hints of black pepper and subtle spices, creating a truly memorable taste sensation. The wine offers an elegant complexity that sets it apart. It has been aged in oak barrels to enhance its flavors and add layers of complexity. The careful balance between fruitiness and oak integration creates a harmonious and sophisticated wine. While this wine is enjoyable in its youth, the Barossa Shiraz 2020 has excellent aging potential.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Pepper
  • Palate
    • Blackberry
    • Fruit Cake
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Sam Kim

    "This is instantly appealing on the nose showing blackberry, toasted spice, olive and cedar characters, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that's fleshy and lingering. Upfront and delectably expressed with a lengthy plush finish. At its best: now to 2032."
  • Ken Gargett –

    "Dark magenta/purple in colour, the aromas move through florals, mocha, bay leaves, spices and coffee beans. Good focus, this is seamless in style with excellent length through to very fine tannins. The flavours are maintained on the palate with good intensity for the entire journey. It really does have a lovely, long finish. This wine has a good decade of providing pleasure ahead of it. Certainly, this is not as burly as we’ve seen with some 2020’s, but that does not mean it lacks power and concentration."
  • Ray Jordan

    "Smooth ripe fruit characters reveal a mix of dried herbs, red berry and a dusting of dry earth. It is all part of the Barossa DNA and it works perfectly this medium to full bodied shiraz. The fruit gradually reveals its perfumes on the nose and then its supple sweet fruit on the palate as it breathes. So that’s the trick; splash it around in the decanter."
  • Ned Goodwin MW

    "Aromas of bovril, thyme, lavender, anise and sweet cherry careen along a trellis of thick grape skin tannins and some sweet vanilla pod oak. The finish is punchy and impressive. A wine destined for the meat-loving table."

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Australia's wine industry is a thriving part of the country's economy, contributing significantly to employment, production, export, and tourism. In fact, the industry is the fourth-largest wine exporter in the world, shipping out 760 million liters of wine to countries including France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. One of the key factors contributing to Australia's success as a "New World" wine producer is the formal export and marketing of its wines through Wine Australia.

Australia's wine regions are scattered across the south and southeast, with almost every state boasting its own vineyards. Victoria, for example, is home to an impressive 21 wine regions. Some of the most famous wine regions in Australia include Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and local regions to New South Wales such as Cowra, Southern Highlands, and Mudgee.

Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.

With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the region's propensity to produce world-class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."

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