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2019 The Gate Shiraz

Tasting Note

Vibrant, deep magenta. Fragrant blackberry, cherry and raspberry aromas are highlighted with hints of milk chocolate and vanilla. The luscious berry-filled palate is complemented with floral notes and focused by silky tannins and subtle cedar oak.

*No animal products were used in the crafting of this wine.

$39.95

Gold medals:
  • 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition (95 pts)
  • 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 30 (96 pts)
  • 2021 Selections Mondiales des Vins, Canada
  • 2021 NZ International Wine Show, class 18a
Silver medals:
  • 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 29
  • 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 2021 Perth Royal Wine Awards, class 27
  • 2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 9
  • 2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 18
  • 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, class 36
94 pts: Winestate Magazine, Shiraz Challenge, Sept/Oct 2021

Region

100% McLaren Vale

Variety

100% Davey Estate Shiraz

Alcohol

14.4%

PH

3.57

Titratable Acidity

6.9 g/L

Select parcels of fruit from Shiraz vines grown across the Davey Estate Vineyard are handcrafted to maximise the potential of each unique batch. Maturation for 15 months in 1 - 5 year old, fine-grained American (70%) and French (30%) oak hogsheads softens, enhances and integrates the fruit and structural components of the wine. Individual barrel selection is carried out to create the final blend.
Huon Hooke
realreview.com

Deep, dark purple/red colour. Black plum and blackberry aromas dominate, fruit driving it, but there are spice and vegetal touches too and it's not simplistic. The tannins are very evident, bold and ample, but not astringent. A very smart, full-bodied and cellarworthy shiraz.

92 pts