Shingleback Davey Estate Reserve Shiraz 2012

This review comes from Shingleback’s deep back vintage catalogue. A slight name change from 2016 vintage onwards: from ‘Reserve’ to ‘Single Vineyard’ as per the bottle image. This wine successful in youth with with a Gold Medal at the 2013 McLaren Vale Wine Show and a respectable Silver at the 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

Shingleback, Davey Estate, Reserve, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2012

7 years on and being bottled under screwcap has meant that the development, while present remains slow. Maturing Rum n’ Raisin chocolate aromas with a nutty edge over blackberry and vanilla paste. Still with echoes of spice kernel. A dense black fruited palate, starting to integrate and which slips through easily, while retaining a woven mat of tannin.  A lingering flavour profile of milky, yet bitter coffee and orange juice-esque acidity gives an odd nod to breakfast. In the groove right now.

RRP: $25 (current vintage)
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback

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