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A Shiraz in which balance is more important than power

Showing deep dark fruits & spice with intensity & generousity

Decant with slow cooked lamb shoulder

Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

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$39.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $239.94 6 Btls, $208.64
Awarded 97/100 Points Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Member rating / 1
Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working...
$39.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $239.94 6 Btls, $208.64

Accolades

Awarded 97/100 Points

James Halliday

Awarded 96/100 Points

Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front

Awarded 95/100 Points

Huon Hooke, The Real Review 

Awarded 4 Stars

Cuisine Magazine, Issue No. 195

Description

  • Generous
  • Dark fruit 
  • Intense 
  • Warm & even

Shaw and Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied, cool climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. The 2016 has intensity and generosity, showing darker fruits: a reflection of an excellent warm, yet even, season.

September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average, leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average. Sourced from low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south.

Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak for fourteen months, of which one third was new.

 

 

 

 

Seal

Screw Cap

Payment

Alcohol

14.5%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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