Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2016

Fruit sources for the wine are Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills; and Echunga and Macclesfield in the south. 14 Months in French oak (33% new). Winemaker is the talented Adam Wadewitz.

Shaw and Smith, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, 2016

Just an incredible cornucopia to the wine: pepper and clove nuances, with husks of brown spice pods. Dried flowers over blue and deep red fruits. Mineral-tinged gunsmoke. Impeccably balanced with silky, fine grained, tight tannins supporting a pristine fruit spectrum. An expressive beauty of a wine with a long, driving finish. Superb.

RRP: $49
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 19.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Shaw and Smith

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