Shingleback The Davey Estate Shiraz 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $19.99
Item No. 118036
  • JH93
  • JS93
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

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

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

"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."
93 Points

"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. "
90 Points

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RDJ - Murrieta, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/5/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Just buy it. Falls a tad bit on the sweeter side but very balanced.
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keith gilbert - Albuquerque, NM (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/13/2014)
Apparently wine transported @ elevated temperatures...very sub-standard...Improve thermal management..!..kg
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denis baker - Flagstaff, AZ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/13/2013)
I 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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Learn About Shingleback Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

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 Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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