2017 Old Gate Shiraz
From the 1920s up until the late 1960s the entrance of Patritti was through a handmade iron gate, crafted by a good friend and gifted to the Patritti family. After purchasing land in McLaren Vale, Giovanni knew the newly planted vines needed protecting from feral animals. The gate was moved from its home in Dover Gardens to the Blewitt Springs property where it separated the young vineyard from the neighboring scrub. Although not swinging like it used to, the old gate still remains.
The highly expressive nose shows blackberry, dark plum and toasty vanillin oak. A densely packed palate of black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate and oak are perfectly balanced with mouth gripping tannins. This wine is full in the mouth and long in the finish.
Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.