Couldn’t write a better intro than the accompanying press release: “Behind the historic farm house, now home to Shingleback’s Tasting Room, in what used to be the old kitchen garden a small Mataro (Mourvédre) vineyard stands.” History, story, pleasant memories.
Shingleback, Kitchen Garden, Mataro, McLaren Vale, 2016
Steely spice and hot chocolate with a blackcurrant edge. There’s a unique floral blossom note (almost banskia/wattle). Generous palate: the semibreve of fruit held for the full 4/4 bar before the sprinklings of spice: tart licorice/anise counterpoint. Maintains good structure before tea like tannins. Good packaging and very good value.
Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback