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 VintageFinger Lakes International Wine Competition 2013March 31, 2013
Bronze Medal2010 VintageDenver 2012 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 VintageSan Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
Silver Medal2010 VintageSan Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
90 Points + Top 20 Australian Winery2010 VintageRobert ParkerLisa 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 - Editors Choice2005 VintageWine Enthusiast Joe Czerwinski March 2, 2008
94 Points2004 VintageJames Halliday Australian Wine Companion James Halliday July 7, 2007
Wow! Vibrant pigeon-blood ruby in colour. Fresh blackberry aromas are entwined with hints of espresso, roses, spice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with a luscious dark berry mid-palate; seamlessly structured with fine but firm tannins and a balanced acidity that ensures a long, lingering finish.
- Vintage: 2012
- Varietal Blend: 100% Shiraz
- pH: 3.58
- TA: 6.9 g/L
- Alcohol: 14.1%
- Vineyards: Davey Estate Vineyard, McLaren Vale