Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Overview

The Adelaide Hills has now proven it can make truly exciting spicy Shiraz. The key is careful site selection, low yields and restrained use of oak. The blend component from the warmer sub-area of Macclesfield gives structure and richness, whilst Balhannah contributes spiciness and perfume. A vibrant, modern interpretation of Australian Shiraz.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Vibrant hue; deep and compelling levels of ripe black fruits, savoury spices and toasty oak; the palate is unctuous and silky with black and red fruits combining with silky, fine grained tannins expanding across the palate with true grace and harmony. Exceptional track record in international tastings over the past year.

Rating 97 - James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 19-20th November 2011, Page 34

Winery Tasting Notes

Vintage 2009

The 2009 growing season in the Adelaide Hills began with a cool spring, which resulted in a relatively small but high quality crop. A short burst of heat in late January had little impact as it occurred 5-6 weeks before harvest. The autumn weather leading up to picking was cool and dry, which resulted in excellent flavour development and wines of freshness and elegance.

Winemaking Note

Hand harvested bunches were crushed, destemmed and underwent fermentation in small fermenters. During

fermentation the fruit was regularly hand plunged and pumped over to extract colour, flavour and tannins. A small batch approach was adopted throughout. Maturated in new (1/3) and older French oak barriques for 14 months to retain fruit integrity and brightness.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realize a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, a single vineyard Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and more recently small batches of Riesling and Pinot Noir.

The Vineyards

M3 Vineyard

Shaw + Smith's 42 hectare M3 Vineyard at Woodside was planted in 1994 and takes its name from owners Michael and Matthew Hill Smith and cousin Martin Shaw. This vineyard consistently produces outstanding Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with great concentration and fruit purity. All grapes are hand picked. The soils are sandy loam over red-yellow clay with some shale.Average altitude 420 metres.

Balhannah Vineyards

In 1999 Shaw + Smith bought this picturesque 46 hectare property between Balhannah and Hahndorf. In 2000 the winery was built and Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling were planted. All grapes are hand picked. The soil is free draining sandy loam over red clay with underlying quartzite and shale. Average altitude 420 metres.

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