Formerly the Reserve, now simply the Davey Estate and sourced from a single vineyard on the Shingleback estate. Multiple award winner. A few gold stickers and another advising the Most Successful exhibitor for the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 2019.
Shingleback, Davey Estate, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2017
Earthy leafy blackberry, spent coffee grounds, saltbush, rose heart, and woody spice. Focused and direct, yet remaining full with a well laid carpet of tannins. While the oak is there unapologetically, it is used to emboldening effect, potent but well executed. A fine cut of acidity for freshness. A well made, harmonious wine.
Rating: 18.75/20 (94/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Shingleback