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SIX GATES BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2004, Majnun
“Six gates is a new producer out of the Barossa Valley, “The Majnun” Shiraz 2004 is their first commercial release. My initial impression of this wine was the heavy weight of the unopened bottle, which is usually a good sign of a quality product.
Inky dark purple but slightly cloudy, this Shiraz smells distinctly of the Barossa with dark plum and cherry fruit aromas, a hint of chocolate and some dusty earthiness. Full flavored and well balanced, tart dark fruits and spices are complemented nicely by chewy fine tannins and hints of cherry oak.
I really like the style of this wine as it has less alcohol than its peers, is not overly fruity or sweet and is also very food friendly - a fine match with a BBQ leg of lamb. Being a bit of a Hunter Valley and McLaren Vale tragic, the earthy character of The Majnun is rather appealing.” (WINETASTIC)

 

SIX GATES BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2004, Majnun
Interesting label. The price ranges from $18 by the dozen to $23 for a single at cellar door. I have listed the single bottle price.
Good strong colour. Aromas of plum and berries with a bit of pepper and spice backed with perfumed dill/dried mint and coconut oak. On the palate medium bodied with flavors of plum, tart berries, spice and minty oak. It has some astringent slightly green tannins and sappy acidity but on the positive side it is quite refreshing. Falls away on the back palate. Best with a BBQ and lively conversation.” (WINORAMA)

 

SIX GATES BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2006, Majnun
“The name Six Gates originates from the six entries to the ancient city of Shiraz, and it is thus appropriate that this organically managed vineyard should be predominantly planted to that variety (12.8 ha; 4 ha of cabernet Sauvignon make up the balance). While there is a long history of viticulture on the property, the present planting established in 1998 on highly suitable soil with 25 cm of loam on 60 cm of red clay over well decayed limestone, thus providing good drainage and water holding capacity. Every one of the 18000 vines is pruned by the vineyard manager, Bruce Wutke, who has spent a long time as a grape grower.
The Majnun Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006 has a pronounced, lifted        bouquet, with plenty of sweet fruit and fruitcake aromas on offer; the palate is quite juicy, and the tannins ample, with a little black olive savoury edge to the finish.” (JAMES HALIDAY)

 

SIX GATES BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2006, Majnun
“This wine is not the same as the previous vintage (04), which took out the Value Red award on this site last year. But - that does not mean that this is a worse wine. It is more 'Barossa' in style - full, round, plush ripe fruit with a line of spice and pepper and a goodly portion of choc and coffee. Massive length and a real velvet feel. Gotta say - I enjoyed this, it covered its alcohol well, and although the dry spice tones from the previous vintage are absent, this is still an excellent wine.” (WINE WITHOUT WANK)

 

SIX GATES BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2006, Majnun
“We were recently sent a sample of this funky labeled Barossa Shiraz and were simply blown away by its quality. Only 1200 cases were produced from the superb 2006 fruit and we secured every bottle we could get our hands on. Six Gates wines are made exclusively from grapes grown at the Six Gates vineyard located in Lyndoch, Barossa Valley.
The fruit for this wine came from a low yielding premium Estate Grown vineyard. Prior to Six Gates putting this under their own label, this vineyard supplied premium fruit to some of the regions finest producers including Barossa Valley Estate for the Ebenezer label
A mighty fine Barossa Shiraz structured so elegantly. Deep purple hues, almost back, greet you as you pour the first glass. A spicy, generous fruit cake nose, pleasantly entices you to a flavor packed palate, Full of blackberry, intense peppers and finishing with layers of well weighted Shiraz fruit sourced from a single patch dedicated to the Majnun. Silky fine tannin and a beautiful oak acid balance. This serious Shiraz will complement the boldest of red meat dishes.
The name Six Gates originates from the six entries to the ancient city of Shiraz, the city that lends its name to the icon grape variety of Barossa Valley.” (GET WINES DIRECT)

 

SIX GATES BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2008, Majnun
The Majnun Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008
Deep purple-red; black fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla drive the bouquet and medium- to full-bodied palate; a richly textured wine that carries its alcohol. Cork.
15% alc. Rating 89 Drink 2018 Date Tasted Mar 10

 

Six Gates Wines
Reviews and award ratings:

1)   SixSix Gates 2004 Shiraz, the Majnun Rated: 89/100, Winetastic
September, 2007

2)   Six Gates 2004 Shiraz, the Majnun Rated: 87 Points,Winorama
October, 2007

3)    Six Gates 2004 Shiraz, the Majnun Awarded as one of four Corkers of the Year!        
Wine Without Wank
December 2007

4)    Six Gates 2006 Shiraz, the Majnun Rating: 90 (****)
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010

5)    Six Gates 2008 Shiraz, the Majnun Rating: 89 (****)
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011



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