Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

With Travis Schultz

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

With Travis Schultz

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SITUATED in the main street of the McLaren Vale township, the Shingleback cellar door is a popular stop for tourists on the region's very popular wine trail. Having won the Jimmy Watson trophy in 2006 for its D-Block Cabernet, the Shingleback name has been in the spotlight ever since and the impressive wines have become increasingly popular.

1. Shingleback Black Bubbles Sparkling Shiraz

IT'S not difficult to work out why the Shingleback fizz was so named, once you see the deep garnet colour of the bubbles in the glass. On the nose, the shiraz is like carbonated Ribena, but on the palate it's luscious, spicy cherries with an overwhelming creaminess. A little sweet for my palate, but it does finish with some tannins at the back and a hint of acid.

$20 a bottle

86 points

2. Shingleback The Gate 2005 Shiraz

TRUE to the McLaren Vale's shiraz tradition, the 2005 The Gate is a powerful mouth-filling, fruit-packed sensation that titillates the taste buds from your nose to your toes. …

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