The Gate by Shingleback Shiraz 2018

Previous vintages of this wine have been handsomely rewarded at wine shows but 2020 has put a stop to many of those shows going ahead. Maturation for 15 months in 1 – 5 year old American (80%) and French (20%) oak hogsheads.

Shingleback, The Gate, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2018

Deep garnet core with bright purple rim. Rich and expressive. Choc-nut and rich plums with fine spice, sweet oak nuances, peppercorn and little pencilly wood. Obvious quality dark fruit in swathes. The tannins are a little drying and cloying which detracts ever so slightly from the overall handsome picture. A little time in bottle to see them settle down will reward handsomely.

RR: $39.95
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18.5/20 (93/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.