Shingleback D Block Reserve Cabernet 2005
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $56.99
Dozen $683.00
Currently out of stock
Gold Mundus Vini International Wine Awards + the 2006 Jimmy Watson Winner. A spectacular red wine fashioned from a small batch of superlative Cabernet berries with intense fruit flavours, out of an outstanding McLaren Vale vintage. Brothers Kym and John Davey planted their family vineyard in the Willunga Basin, on land acquired by their grandfather in 1959. Within a small niche, the soil, climate and vines combine to create something special - the fruit that is ultimately hand-crafted to become D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
If there is one word to describe the 2005 vintage, it is fruitful. Gentle hand working of the skins in small, five 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 and one 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. Approx 14.0%
Deep garnet with inky depths. Blueberry, violet and hazelnut nuances overlie concentrated cassis, blackberry and dark chocolate aromas. The promise of the nose explodes on the palate with ripe, dark berries and voluptuous, textured tannins. A full bodied, structured cabernet sauvignon with a ripe, fleshy, mouthfilling, spicey finish, that expresses the synergy of this noble variety, the terroir, and the winemaker's individuality.
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About Shingleback Wines
Shingleback is a family-owned wine estate handcrafting rich, fruit-forward Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Grenache from the McLaren Vale
The Shingleback winemakers utilize innovative canopy management and progressive farming techniques to produce wines of exceptional quality and character. Shingleback Wine takes its name from one of South Australia's most loveable lizards, the Shingleback, typically found in backyard gardens including those of Shingleback owners John and Kym Davey. Shingleback»