Broth­ers on a win­ner with big, rich flavours

Central and North Burnett Times - - EASY EATING - with Re­gan Drew More at vi­nonote­

THE Tour Down Un­der has just com­pleted in South Aus­tralia. These cy­clists push them­selves in 30-de­gree tem­per­a­tures through beau­ti­ful grape-grow­ing re­gions such as McLaren Vale where Shin­gle­back Wines is lo­cated, the prod­uct of John and Kym Davey, two broth­ers who ex­tended the es­tate from the land first farmed by their grand­fa­ther in the 1950s.

Kiss Me Kate, Chardon­nay, Ade­laide Hills, 2015

A small amount of McLaren Vale chardon­nay fruit also. Big flavours with plenty of peaches and white nec­tarine, bar­ley wa­ter and cream­ing soda like vanilla.

RAT­ING: 8.5/10 RRP: $30 ALC: 12.8%

Red Knot, GSM, McLaren Vale, 2015

En­tic­ing smells of Turk­ish de­light and dark rasp­berry. Red fruits and spice mix to cre­ate a smooth but not sim­ple wine that is in­her­ently drink­able.

RAT­ING: 9/10 RRP: $15 ALC: 14.4%

D Block Re­serve Shi­raz, McLaren Vale, 2012

Gold medal win­ner from mul­ti­ple international shows. Im­pen­e­tra­ble opaque pur­ple colour and op­u­lent aro­mas of cab­bage rose, dark choco­late, pep­per­corns, cof­fee grounds and cedary oak. Flavours of plush black­berry and rasp­berry fruit wrapped in qual­ity oak.

RAT­ING: 9/10 RRP: $55 ALC: 14.5% Wines avail­able from ma­jor re­tail­ers and www.shin­gle­back­

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