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Shingleback Shiraz Davey Estate

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Shiraz from the Vale is an absolute institution, and like snags on a barbie, some things were just meant to be. Shingleback have had an enviable track record with the reds of the region and this cracking Shiraz already has a couple of gold medals under its belt so no denying the quality on offer. The Vale reveals itself with the aromas of black fruits, mocha and chocolate, but it’s the palate that delivers a raft of concentration and power. It’s generous and ripe with good texture and intensity.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red with youthful purple hues. Luscious aromas of ripe strawberry and blackberry are highlighted by nuances of milk chocolate, violet and a “wet slate” minerality. The rich dark cherry and blackberry fruit mid-palate is tightly defined by the silky tannins and fresh acidity typical of the vintage. This full-bodied Shiraz has a lingering finish, enhanced with a shot of espresso like American and French oak.

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Shingleback Shiraz Davey Estate

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
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Australian Wine Companion 2012
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright hue; the expressive bouquet offers black fruits, mocha and dark chocolate, the medium- to full-bodied palate adding some cherry notes; does shorten slightly on the finish despite the tannins.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2011
90
Campbell Mattinson (2007 Vintage) says
It has to be said that Shingleback, particularly in the affordability stakes, has been in fine form on the red wine front in recent years. No alarms and no surprises – but lots of juicy, tasty flavour. Blackberries and chocolate, coffee grounds and ‘purple’ floral notes. It’s clean, fresh, flavoursome and well balanced. Perhaps it lacks X-factor but it’s otherwise impossible to criticise.
www.winefront.com.au
91
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
These guys have always delivered a deep and richly fruited style of shiraz that really taps into the heart and soul of the region without losing balance - they're wines to marvel at, and not for the faint-hearted. Redolent in rich dark berries and plums, some mulberry too, this has ripe, thick tannins served amid sweet oak. Acid just stands up through the tarry finish. Drink young!
Now
The Good Wine Guide
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Essency blackberry fruit, mocha and just a touch of bramble; really bright fruit at the core, with dense chewy fruit; a rich, ripe and generous style.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Animated nose that smells of mulberries, cloves and spices. Great flavours complemented by ripe tannins, complex oak and crisp acidity.
Winestate 20082009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
And just to show that the Haycutters was no fluke, here's another excellent shiraz from Shingleback. Crackerjack wine. Big, luscious, packed with dark flavour and satisfying all the way to the end. It tastes of blackberry, coffee-cream and toast and, while it may not be the most complex drop, it's perfectly structured and confident in everything it does. No doubts on this one.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
If nothing else, goes to prove the quality of the Reserve, for this too is typical McLaren Vale with all the components at a medium-bodied level; good finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
The Davey family has made a name with their cabernet but John Davey rightly protests that the shiraz is also excellent! The Shingleback style is fine and luscious, drawing on the hearty soils to make hearty wine, soft tannins, ripe blood plum and a wedge of punchy oak.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A more fragrant and elegant face of McLaren Vale; bright black and red fruits, with fine but persistent tannins; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Leather, dark chocolate, blackberry and earth aromas and flavours; slight astringency on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Solid, medium-bodied black fruits plus mocha and vanilla oak; plenty of focus.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
84

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