Red Knot by Shingleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Shiraz are added to this Cabernet Sauvignon which has done quite well on the local and international wine show scene this year with a gold medal at Royal Melbourne; silver at Royal Hobart and Perth Royal; bronze at Royal Adelaide and Royal Queensland. Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Shingleback’s online store.

Red Knot by Shingleback, Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, 2016

Fragrant aromas of blackcurrant (bordering) cassis, boysenberry, pencils, herbaceous bay leaf, cedary French oak and new leather strap. Focused sweet fruit core with fresh blackberries and purple plump boysenberry which gives way to dusty, grippy, fuzzy tannin. Echoes of plum and spice linger. Usually a wine at this price point will taste of naught but fruit, so it’s a pleasure to find one such as this has decent structure and length.

RRP: $15
Alc: 14%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback

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