2016 Red Knot Classified McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 Red Knot Classified McLaren Vale Shiraz

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Red Knot Classified McLaren Vale Shiraz
92 Points Richard Caro

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A seriously grunty Shiraz for a very sharp price. ( Limited availabilty ) This is not just fully flavoured but fully decorated: with Shiraz of the Year 2017 from Winestate, and Golds from the Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017, the China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017, and Canada's Selections Mondiales, 2018. A step above the great value Red Knot wines, this "Classified" label offers massive satisfaction for the price.

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$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Red Knot is a label released by Shingeback. During the 1990’s, Kym & John Davey brought their combined expertise in winemaking, farming & business to continue & develop the estate first farmed by their Grandfather in 1957. Their goal was, and remains, to produce affordable, quality wines that express the true character of McLaren Vale. The sustainably managed family estate has a predominantly Shiraz & then Cabernet Sauvignon focus. The smaller plantings of Chardonnay & Semillon also benefit from John’s fastidious winemaking skills, instilled during his early days as a specialist white winemaker. A modern, but minimalist, approach to crafting the wines is taken. Respecting the fruit is crucial. Small batch open fermentation, gentle handling, pressing and maturation result in balanced, food friendly wines, expressive of their terroir and variety. From it’s genesis in 1998, when the first wine (Shingleback Shiraz) was released under the Shingleback label, the Shingleback portfolio has grown into a collection of fine wines that include Shingleback, Haycutters, Red Knot and The Gate. Each made in its distinct style, these wines showcase the best the McLaren Vale region has to offer. They also represent a family committed to producing outstanding wines from the land they love.

What The Critics Say

90/100 Toni Patterson

"Shingleback makes consistently impressive, affordable wines under the Red Knot label. This latest vintage of Classified Shiraz is fleshy though not oversweet, with a pleasing savoury base. Medium-bodied with good harmony. Great for the price 18 APR 2018."

89/100 James Halliday

"Matured for 12 months in French and American oak. Unashamedly full-bodied, with blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate and savoury tannins all joining forces. Time is on its side - and it needs it." (tasted 2017) Drink by 2034

Peter Forrestal, Best of the Best 2018, Money Magazine, February 2018

"McLaren Vale's Shingleback has an impressive range of budget priced reds. This is sourced from the Davey family's home vineyard and is the most expensive of them. It does have a touch of class. There's intense mulberry and dark plum flavours, power and a silky smooth texture".

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    McLaren Vale

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2018 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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