No one can decry Shingleback for not having truth in labeling! 51% Shiraz and 49% Bush vine grenache. Still available as part of Shingleback’s The Pick cellar club mail outs.
Shingleback, Local Heroes, Shiraz, Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2012
Just starting to creep into the mature, secondary spectrum of deeper, richer flavours: Some baked ham meaty characters over raspberry and blackberry coulis underpinned by a chalky earthiness and smears of molten chocolate. Reaching its zenith now. Tannins are perfectly integrated leaving a smooth, darkly fruited experience. There’s still lightness and elegance as par to the quality grenaches from the district and the lingering rose water/exotic spice finish is delicious. Drink up if you have it in the cellar.