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Davey Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017




Only select parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on both red and black soils over limestone on the Davey Estate vineyard, qualify for this reserve wine. Partial cold soaking prior to fermentation maximises the fragrance of the finished wine. Extended fermentation time on skins helps to capture the essence of the fruit and gives a silky but firm tannin finish. Maturation for an average of 15 months in 1 – 6 year old fine-grained French oak hogsheads, softens, enhances and integrates the fruit and structural components of the wine. 

Tasting Note

Deep red. Aromas of blackcurrant and blueberry are highlighted with nuances of bay leaf and dark chocolate. Textured savoury tannins envelop the luscious mulberry fruit flavours of this full-bodied, varietal McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon.


* No animal products are used in the production of this wine.



Juicy engaging black plum, damson fruits and violets on the nose, with refreshing acidity and persistent fresh fruit flavours on the finish.

Judges comments, International Wine Challenge, UK, November 2018

Bright, full crimson-purple; the cool vintage was perfect for cabernet, producing this elegant, medium-bodied wine, blackcurrant and black olive, tannins exactly where they should be, the finish long and balanced. Special Value. 95 points.

James Halliday Wine Companion 2020, August 2019

Family-owned Shingleback produces wines of both outstanding quality and value from McLaren Vale with this new-release estate cabernet sauvignon a case in point. This is an impressive wine with regional power alongside impressive balance with a silky tannin finish. The wine was matured for 15 months French oak hogsheads, adding palate interest and structure. Ripe currant and berry flavours are very much to the fore here, with herbal notes and dark chocolate. Terrific drinking with red meat dishes.

Winsor Dobbin,, August 2019

Deep colour with a clean, dried cranberry and cedar cabernet aroma, tinged with dried herb and underbrush notes. Medium to full-bodied, with drying tannins and a fascinating hint of ironstone. It has intensity and length and is very good value. 91/100 Top Rank (#5 of 23) Top Value

Huon Hooke,, August 2019



  • Prof. A J Perkins Trophy, Best Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show


  • 2019 China Wine & Spirit Awards, Hong Kong


  • 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 26
  • 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 20
  • 2018 NZ International Wine Show, class 15a
  • 2018 James Halliday Cabernet Challenge
  • 2019 Concours Cabernets Competition, France


  • 2018 Perth Royal Wine Awards,  class 20
  • 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK
  • 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, class 39
  • 2018 National Wine Show of Australia, class 30
  • 2019 International Wine Challenge, UK
  • 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 41
  • 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • 2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 20
  • 2019 International Wine Challenge, Vienna
  • 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, class 39
  • 2019 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 16

95 pts & special value  - 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion


Technical Details

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Davey Estate, McLaren Vale
Alcohol 14.3%
pH 3.74
TA 6.6 g/L


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