Shingleback The Davey Estate Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
Dark red-purple. Brooding mulberry and ripe strawberry aromas with base notes of mocha oak fill the glass. The mid-palate of this full-bodied wine overflows with a compote of dark berries and earthy minerality. The integrated fine-grained French and American oak further enhance the texture and length of the wine.
Australian Wine Companion - "Strong purple-crimson; arguably speaks loudest of its region of origin, but there is no doubting its varietal character; blackberry, licorice, spice and plum are brought together in a seamless package, with a burnish of oak and fine, ripe tannins."
James Suckling - "Spicy, black licorice and dark fruits on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a lovely combination of fruit and oak. Needs time to melt together, but very fine."
The Wine Advocate - "Deep purple-black colored, the 2010 Shingleback The 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. "
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Let the Davey brothers introduce you to McLaren Vale, one of Australia's most renowned wine growing areas. During the 1990s, Kym & John Davey brought their combined expertise in winemaking, farming & business, to continue & develop the estate first farmed by their Grandfather in 1957. Their goal was, and remains, to produce affordable, quality wines that express the true character of McLaren Vale.
From it's genesis in 1998, when the first wine (Shingleback Shiraz) was released under the Shingleback label, the Shingleback portfolio has grown into a collection of fine wines that include Shingleback, Red Knot and The Gate. Each made in its distinct style, these wines showcase the best the McLaren Vale region has to offer. They also represent a family committed to producing outstanding wines from the land they love. View all Shingleback Wines
About McLaren ValeView a map of McLaren Vale wineries
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
Notable FactsIn McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of Australia, Shiraz and Grenache are the top grapes of the region, with some Cabernet Sauvignon planted as well. While red rules, whites are able to hold their own here too. With the warm yet reasonable Mediterranean climate, white grapes like Chardonnay, Semillon and even some Sauvignon Blanc grow well. The wines are round and smooth and the producers in the regions are excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3 }div>3.2 out of 5 stars
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5 ratings, 4 with reviewsWIll D - Biloxi, MS410/22/2014Does not drink well out of the bottle but opens nicely with air and time.RDJ - Murrieta, CA56/4/2014
Just buy it. Falls a tad bit on the sweeter side but very balanced.keith gilbert - Albuquerque, NM25/13/2014Apparently wine transported @ elevated temperatures...very sub-standard...Improve thermal management..!..kgJas P - Annapolis, MD45/10/2014
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denis baker - Flagstaff, AZ111/13/2013I cant believe the high rating for this wine which was dark and awful - almost impossible to describe the taste of this but the closest would be something like cough medicine - maybe it didn't travel well from Australia. Anyway buy it at your peril !
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
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