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2012 Shingleback The Davey Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from Australia

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"Deep red. Cassis, violet and blueberry aromas seduce, enhanced by attractive notes of cedar, bay leaf and wet slate. An explosion of bright and pretty berry fruit flavours flo...

  • 96 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
  • 90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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96

"Bright, full colour; an extremely distinguished cabernet hides behind its price tag, don't be fooled, this could easily justify a far higher price, its blackcurrant fruit filling the medium-bodied palate with flavour, savoury tannins providing structure and length allied with French oak." - Reviewed 2/16/14

90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet/purple, the 2013 Davey Brothers Shiraz opens with a slightly rubbery note before revealing blackberries, blackcurrants and plums with hints of licorice, dark chocolate and tar. Full-bodied, concentrated and framed by firm and grainy tannins, the palate is fresh and shows nice vibrancy through the long finish." Reviewed 08/28/2015

Product Description:

"Deep red. Cassis, violet and blueberry aromas seduce, enhanced by attractive notes of cedar, bay leaf and wet slate. An explosion of bright and pretty berry fruit flavours flow over the palate, guided by chewy tannins, mineral elements and a balanced acidity. A full-bodied, varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, with the richness of fruit to satisfy now and the structure that will reward the patient with the complexity that careful cellaring brings." Winery Tasting Notes

Winemaking
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 14 months in fine-grained French (90%) and Central European (10%) oak hogsheads, softens, enhances and integrates the fruit and structural components of the wine.

The Davey Estate Vineyard
The Davey Estate Vineyard is located in Whites Valley, at the southern end of the acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia. Kym and John Davey planted & nurture their family-owned and sustainably managed estate vineyard on land their grandfather purchased in the 1950’s. Their goal is to produce high-quality, single vineyard wines. Modern viticultural practices that minimise work to the soil & encourage a balanced environment are used. Superior fruit is grown by managing canopies, handpruning, precise deficit irrigation & integrated pest management.

Product Detail

Item # 89388
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region McLaren Vale
Ratings

96 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

90 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box