91+ points2012 VintageRobert Parker's Wine AdvocateLisa Perotti BrownFebruary 1, 2014
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2012 The Davey Estate Shiraz reveals a nose of blackberry and black cherry compote highlighted by hints of blueberry preserves, Chinese five spice, incense and smoky bacon. Full-bodied and packed with blackberry and Asian spice flavors, it is seamlessly structured with medium-firm, rounded tannins and just enough acidity to lift through the finish with very good length. Drink it now to 2020+.
92 Points2011 VintageJames Halliday Australain Wine CompanionJames HallidayJuly 1, 2013
Gold Medal2010 Vintage2013 Finger Lakes International Wine CompetitionMarch 31, 2013
Bronze Medal2010 Vintage2012 Denver International Wine CompetitionSeptember 28, 2012
Shingleback - The Davey Estate 2010 Shiraz took the bronze medal for Shiraz in the $16-25 category in the highly selective 2012 Denver International Wine Competition.
Bronze Medal2010 Vintage2012 San Francisco Int'l Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
Silver Medal2010 Vintage2012 San Francisco Int'l Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
90 Points, Top 20 Australian Winery2010 VintageWine AdvocateLisa Perotti-BrownDecember 23, 2011
On the wine:
The Shingleback 2010 Davey Estate Shiraz has pronounced notes of warm blackberries and blueberries over cedar, violets and fertile loam plus subtle hints of Mediterranean herbs and game. The palate reveals a good concentration of ripe blackberry flavors with enlivening acid and a medium-firm level of fine grained tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should drink well to 2018+.
On the winery:
This winery has concurrently gone through a period of expansion and improvement in recent years which is truly commendable. The entry level Red Knot label offers exceedingly good value in my book, managing to produce delicious, well-balanced and very drinkable wines that truly express the McLaren Vale region, all at an incredible price point.
90 Points2006 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanFebruary 28, 2009"Bright and generous, this is nicely focused to show off its cherry and spice flavors, picking up a savory note as the finish lingers."- Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Silver Medal 2005 VintageSelections Mondiales des Vins, Canada June 1, 2008
90 Points, Editor's Choice2005 VintageWine Enthusiast Joe Czerwinski March 2, 2008 91 Points, Best Australian Shiraz of the Year2004 VintageWine & Spirits February 1, 2008
94 Points2004 VintageJames Halliday Australian Wine Companion James Halliday July 7, 2007
90 Points2011 VintageThe Tasting PanelNovember 30, -0001
88 Points, Top 100 Value, Best Buy2012 VintageWine & SpiritsNovember 30, -0001
92 Points2012 VintageJames Halliday Australian Wine CompanionNovember 30, -0001