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.
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.
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.
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.
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