Shingleback 'D Block' Reserve Shiraz

Shingleback 'D Block' Reserve Shiraz

  • Shiraz
  • Australia, 750ml

Deep inky red. Perfumed Shiraz aromas of blackberry and mulberry are highlighted by nuances of white pepper, bay leaf and cigar box like oak. Luscious dark berry fruit, together with notes of spice and mint, fill the finely textured mid-palate and flow into the long, focused finish. A perfectly balanced and seamlessly integrated wine.

  • Winery: Shingleback
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses

In a small niche of the Shingleback Vineyard the soil, climate & Shiraz combine to create something special - the fruit that is hand crafted to become D Block Reserve Shiraz. Gentle hand working of the skins in small, 5 tonne open fermenters and traditional winemaking practices protect & nurture the unique qualities of the terroir. When maturation & oak integration are perfect, individual barrels are selected & blended to create the fruit power, complexity & harmonious balance that the Shingleback D Block Reserve wines are known for.

During the 1990’s, Kym & John Davey brought their combined expertise in winemaking, farming & business to continue & develop the estate first farmed by their Grandfather in 1957. Their goal was, and remains, to produce affordable, quality wines that express the true character of McLaren Vale.

The sustainably managed 120 hectare family estate is planted predominantly with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller plantings that include Chardonnay, Fiano, Mataro, Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Touriga Nacional.

A modern, but minimalist, approach to crafting the wines is taken. Respecting the fruit is crucial. Small batch open fermentation, gentle handling, pressing and maturation result in balanced, food friendly wines, expressive of their terroir and variety.

From it’s genesis in 1998, when the first wine (Shingleback Shiraz) was released under the Shingleback label, the Shingleback portfolio has grown into a collection of fine wines that include Shingleback, The Bio Project, Haycutters, Red Knot and The Gate. Each made in its distinct style, these wines showcase the best the McLaren Vale region has to offer. They also represent a family committed to producing outstanding wines from the land they love.

  • Trophy & 95/100 Points - 2018 Mclaren Vale Wine Show (2016 vintage)
  • Gold - 2019 Selections Mondiales des Vins, Canada (2016 vintage)
  • Gold - 2019 International Wine Challenge, Vienna (2016 vintage)
  • Gold - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (2016 vintage)
  • Gold - 2018 NZ International Wine Show (2016 vintage)
  • Gold - 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show (2016 vintage)
  • Gold & 95/100 Points - 2017 Mclaren Vale Wine Show (2016 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion (2016 vintage)
  • Silver & 90/100 Points - 2019 International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
  • Silver - 2017 New Zealand International Wine show (2016 vintage)
  • Silver & 51/60 Points - Royal Hobart Wine Show (2016 vintage)

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