Part of the original McLaren Vale “Scarce Earth” line up. Only 1250 bottles produced. This is part of Shingleback’s wine club cellar release program. Bottled under DIAM cork.
Shingleback, Unedited, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2009
The weight of expectation of the wine is comparable to the weight of the bottle. Only just garnet at the edges in the glass with a dark heart. 15.5% alcohol brings lifted blackberry, cedar ash, sweet black plum, and blocks of chocolate. Heavy and serious complexity: mint flavours attempt to keep things fresh but it almost succumbs to the weight of thick dark fleshy fruit. McLaren Vale minerality still makes its presence known as a support act to the big show with more than a cameo of tongue coating micro tannins. Long term cellaring prospect or unbridled hedonistic joy.
RRP: NA ($79.95 for current 2014 release)
Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback