Shaw + Smith ShirazRM225.0 Beware the siren with the ruby-red lips. In a smoky room, here she strides – confident, cool, arresting. Slender, stalky cherry and a smear of blackcurrant bite, spiked with crushed peppercorns. No sunny smiles here, this is deadly serious. Leaner, finer and taut, it marks a big stride ahead from previous vintages. This vision of cool-climate Shiraz marks a new age of measured sophistication. Full-bodied with wonderfully structured tannins, seemingly unstoppable acidity and a long, chewy finish, which remains taut and mineral. Sourced from low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah, in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Macclesfield, the warmer and drier sub-regions to the south, this is one of the benchmark Shiraz’ of the region. The fruit was fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters and the resulting wine aged in French oak (33% new) for a period of 14 months. Decanter: 98Pts; James Halliday: 95Pts; James Suckling: 95Pts; Wine Enthusiast: 90Pts In stock Shaw + Smith Shiraz quantity — OR — Add to cart Add to wishlist SKU: AWS162202 Categories: Wines, 90 Points & Above, By Type, Pinot Noir & blends, Red Wine, Shaw + Smith, Syrah / Shiraz & blends Tags: Adelaide Hills, Austalia, Australian Wine, Pinot Noir, Red wine, Shaw + Smith, Shiraz, Wine, Wines rated above 90 Points Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. They make wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, from varieties that suit the cooler climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Shaw + Smith own two vineyards, in Lenswood and Balhannah. Balhannah is also home to the winery where the Tasting Room is open daily. Growing the best possible grapes, managing vineyards sustainably, and valuing vine health, soil health, and low yields are central to the Shaw + Smith approach. In the pursuit of quality, all grapes continue to be hand-picked, and the wines are fermented, aged and bottled on site at Balhannah. The wines are vibrant, medium bodied expressions of their varieties that reflect their sites and region. Shaw + Smith’s first vintage was in 1990, and the early vintages were made at Wirra Wirra and Petaluma. In 1999 they purchased a property at Balhannah, where they planted vines, and built the winery and tasting room in time for the 2000 vintage. In 2012 they purchased an established 20 hectare vineyard in Lenswood. As the business has grown Michael and Martin have built a formidable team to continue the evolution of Shaw + Smith, including Master of Wine David LeMire, Senior Winemaker Adam Wadewitz, Business Manager Grant Lovelock and Group Viticulturist Murray Leake. Additional information Weight 1 kg Alcohol Level 14.50% Bottle Size 750ml Brand Shaw + Smith Country Australia Region Adelaide Hills Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz & blends Family Red wine Vintage 2020 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first to review “Shaw + Smith Shiraz” Cancel replySpecify Facebook App ID and Secret in the Super Socializer > Social Login section in the admin panel for Facebook Login to workSpecify LinkedIn Client ID and Secret in the Super Socializer > Social Login section in the admin panel for LinkedIn Login to workSpecify Google Client ID and Secret in the Super Socializer > Social Login section in the admin panel for Google and Youtube Login to workLogin with your Social IDYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related products Bass Phillip ‘Old Cellar’ Pinot Noir0 out of 5 RM325.0 Read moreNotify Me Bollinger ‘Brut Rose’ Champagne0 out of 5 RM560.0 Add to cart Bollinger ‘La Grande Annee’ Champagne Rose 20050 out of 5 RM990.0 Read moreNotify Me Bollinger ‘Special Cuvee’ Champagne (Half-Bottle – 375ml)0 out of 5 RM236.0 Read moreNotify Me Ayala ‘Cuvee Perle d’Ayala’ Champagne 20060 out of 5 RM720.0 Add to cart
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