Shingleback make this range, a step up from entry-level, exclusively for Woolworth’s liquor stores: Dan Murphy’s and BWS. GSM is of course, a blended red of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Gold medal winner at the International Wine Challenge in Vienna and a truckload of Silver medals from other local, national and international shows.
Red Knot, Classified by Shingleback, GSM, McLaren Vale, 2018
Deep garnet hue with lighter purple edges. Aromatic: soaked plums and raspberries with tobacco, exotic spice and plush rose petals. Just medium bodied, it gives a sense of playfulness with a dark earthy edge. Red berries at the fore leading to a chalky texture with lingering bitter herbs through the controlled finish. A fine blend, each part playing its role well.
Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback