The Gate by Shingleback Shiraz 2016

15 Months in (15%) French and (85%) American oak maturation.

Shingleback, The Gate, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2016

Pencily, dusty, vanillan oak with a medicinal herby green peppercorn spice over blackberry, choc-strawberry and dark raspberry. Dry and dusty palate profile as well. Fruit is secondary to texture with fine grained tannins that infiltrate each corner of the palate. A very good, savoury expression, but just missing a touch of x-factor.

RR: $39.95
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback

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