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Shingleback D Block Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$55.00

 

Winemaking

In a small niche of the John Petrucci vineyard the soil, climate and Cabernet Sauvignon combine to create something special - the fruit that is ultimately hand crafted to become D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Gentle hand working of the skins in small, 5 tonne open fermenters and traditional winemaking practices protect and nurture the unique qualities of the terroir. Very fine grained French oak hogsheads are used to allow a long, slow maturation of the wine and subtle oak integration. A combination of new - 6 year old barrels, crafted by select coopers to our requirements, are used to create nuances and diversity of flavour. When maturation and oak integration are perfect, individual barrels are selected and blended to create the fruit power, complexity and harmonious balance that is Shingleback D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Note

It's very good. It's fresh with boysenberry, but tapped with blackcurrant. It shows spearmint-like highlights and elements of florals, though there's a kind of blackberry pie character here too. Of course it's ripe and solid, but a light hand has been applied.

Campbell Mattinson, 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion

 

         

 
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It's very good. It's fresh with boysenberry, but tapped with blackcurrant. It shows spearmint-like highlights and elements of florals, though there's a kind of blackberry pie character here too. Of course it's ripe and solid, but a light hand has been applied. 94 pts.

James Halliday Wine Companion 2019, August 2018

Deliciously primary now, the 2016 D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon boasts up-front aromas of toasted cedar, cassis and vanilla. It's faintly herbal, just enough to remind you that it's Cabernet, but it's also full-bodied and concentrated, with a ripe, mid-palate and a long, silky finish.

The Wine Advocate, USA, Sept 2018, September 2018

Awards

 

GOLD MEDAL:

  • 2018 International Wine Challenge, UK
  • 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards, Hong Kong

SILVER MEDAL:

  • 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 26
  • 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine awards, class 46
  • 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 20
  • 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 27
  • 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 46
  • 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Awards, class 21
  • 2018 Perth Royal Wine Awards, class 21
  • 2018 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards, Germany
  • 2018 International Wine Challenge, Vienna

94 pts - 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion

93 pts - Wine Advocate, USA, Sept 2018
 

Technical Details

Region 100% McLaren Vale
Variety 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14.2%
pH 3.67
TA 6.4 g/L

 


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