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Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2021

Adelaide Hills

Sale price
HK$268   each
Regular price
RRP HK$390 
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HK$258  in any 6+
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The Adelaide Hills was long considered too cool to ripen Shiraz. By the early 2000s, though, the potential for outstanding Shiraz from the right sites in the Adelaide Hills was compelling, and the first Shaw + Smith Shiraz was made in the 2002 vintage. Since then, Shiraz in the Hills has gone from strength to strength, its hallmarks being fragrance, intensity, and medium bodied elegance.

Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.

Critic Awards

This is a beautiful release of Shaw + Smith Shiraz. A forest of berries, a walk through flowers, peppers flung through and rubs of woodsy spice; the combination of fruitiness, savouriness, seriousness and fun is a highway to pleasure, built on wine. For all that the tannin is another dimension in itself; fine, lacy, assertive and and savoury at once, complete with its own twiggy spice notes.

No preamble needed – this Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2021 is excellent. It’s so drinkable. The ripeness really is perfect – this is so moderate and delightful despite the volume of polished fruit. But, ultimately, it’s just a really enjoyable, full flavoured, gently spicy, polished, generous, round yet not fat, technically perfect modern Australian Shiraz.

Shows why shiraz has been such a hit in the relatively cool climes of the Adelaide Hills. Has a seductive alluring aroma of dark cherry and rhubarb with a sprinkle of age. The palate is medium bodied but immensely flavoursome. The chalky tannin support is important while the oak has been expertly infused. Lovely the dry and balanced mouth feel. Love this.

Very deep and bright red-purple with impressive saturation, while the bouquet is fresh and brightly youthful dark fruits and spices, black cherry through to dark plum, with a hint of earthy ironstone and graphite—almost a pepperiness. The tannins are ample and supple, adding texture and gravitas as well as a trace of agreeable bitterness which either food or bottle-age will mellow out.

A wine that can be counted upon to provide the elegance of cool climate fruit with plenty of structure and drinking appeal. It’s full of wild purple florals, fat juicy mulberries (the ones at the top of the tree, just out of reach), blueberries and dark chocolate shavings. Hints of vanilla pod and cardamom comes through and soft svelte tannins to finish.

Region and Grapes

Region: Adelaide Hills
Grape: Shiraz

Cellaring Potential

Cellar for up to 15 years

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