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    Acclaim

    90 Points, Editor's Choice2014 VintageWine EnthusiastSeptember 1, 2016
    Biggest Bang for the Buck2013 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2015
    90 Points, Smart Buy2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanAugust 31, 2013

    "Fresh and sleek, with a vibrant feel to the red berry and blackberry flavors, hinting at mint as the finish lingers on a polished texture. Drink now through 2016"


    90 Points2012 VintageJames Halliday's Australian Wine CompanionJames HallidayJuly 1, 2013
    Silver Medal2010 Vintage2012 Denver International Wine CompetitionSeptember 28, 2012

    Red Knot 2010 Shiraz took the silver for Shiraz under $15 in the highly selective 2012 Denver International Wine Competition.


    Gold Medal2010 Vintage2012 San Francisco International Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
    Recommended 2010 VintageToday ShowLeslie SbroccoFebruary 13, 2012

    "Spicy, smooth Shiraz from one of Aussie's top regions, McLaren Vale, makes for a lovely wine to sip or give as a gift. By the way, the knot refers to the knots in the wood of the local gum (eucalyptus) trees." -lb


    Gold Medal2010 Vintage2011 National Wine Show of Australia, Class 53 November 25, 2011
    90 Points 2010 Vintage1001 Wines Under $20 (2012 edition)James HallidayNovember 1, 2011
    The Weekend Pick! Reslish MagazineWini Moranville February 1, 2008

    "Bright notes glimmer making this wine very food friendly."


    Top McLaren Vale Shiraz2006 VintageSan Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2008
    88 Points, Value Wine2006 VintageThe Tasting Panel Anthony Dias BlueJanuary 1, 2008
    88 Points, Best Buy2005 VintageWine Enthusiast April 5, 2007
    Top 10 of 100 Wines Tasted ($15 & Under)2004 VintageGourmetMay 10, 2006
    Recommended as a great accompaniment to holiday mealsBetter Homes & GardensNovember 1, 2005
    87 Points, Best Buy2004 VintageWine AdvocateRobert Parker October 31, 2005
    90 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanNovember 30, -0001

    tasting notes

    Deep red. Alluring aromas of mulberry and blackberry are highlighted with bright floral notes. The medium to full bodied palate is filled with luscious ripe summer berries and defined by satiny tannins, fresh acidity and subtle savoury oak.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2015
    • Varietal Blend: 92% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Grenache, 2% Mataro
    • Appellation: McLaren Vale
    • pH: 3.56
    • TA: 6.4 g/L
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • Vineyards: Davey Estate Vineyard, McLaren Vale, Friends and Neighbors Vineyards, McLaren Vale