Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2018

Our Price: $49.99 / bottle
(RRP $55.00)

Case: 6 bottles

95 Points - CAmpbell Mattinson

Fantastic release. Stunning length, a wide array of flavours, top tier tannin and the (velvety) texture to match. Cloves, nuts, cherry-plum. graphite, woodsmoke. Cool climate profile with a warmth in its heart. I drank a couple of glasses but I was convinced from the first sip. My only real question was whether it was 95 or 96.

  • Vinification
    Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working.
    Vintage Notes
    2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery.
    Cellaring Potential
    Has the concentration and structure to develop fine tertiary characters in bottle over the next 15 years.

    Vintage: 2015
    Varietal: Shiraz
    Appellation: Adelaide Hills, SA
    Alcohol: 14.5%

  • 95 Points - CAmpbell Mattinson

    Fantastic release. Stunning length, a wide array of flavours, top tier tannin and the (velvety) texture to match. Cloves, nuts, cherry-plum. graphite, woodsmoke. Cool climate profile with a warmth in its heart. I drank a couple of glasses but I was convinced from the first sip. My only real question was whether it was 95 or 96.

    95 Points - Huon Hooke

    The best shiraz yet under this label: deliciously intense with blood-plum, raspberry, black-cherry aromas with pepper and spice nuances. Marvellous richness and a soft-textured palate that is fruit-driven, with barely perceptible oak.