The Adelaide Hills has now proven it can make truly exciting Shiraz. The key is careful site selection, low yields and restrained use of oak. Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Has established a consistent reputation as one of Australia's best cool climate shirazs, low yields (especially in 2014) and site selection all important. Handpicked, partial whole bunch and remainder whole berry open-fermented, matured in French oak (33% new) for 14 months. A super-fragrant red cherry bouquet, with notes of mulberry, licorice and plum joining the vibrant red fruits of the palate, backed by firm, precisely framed tannins. Rating 96 - Drink by 2030, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2014 is a perfumed Shiraz with aromatics of florals and cherry.
The palate shows bright fruit in the red fruits spectrum and spice notes of dried herbs including thyme. Natural tannins and a graphite-like earthiness contribute to a savoury core that underpins the great depth and complexity of this wine.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show - Best Wine of Show - 2015