Established in 1989 by wine loving cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. Michael was the first Australian to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams, and Martin a Winemaker that has worked and consulted throughout the world - including here in NZ.
Together they saw the huge potential in the burgeoning Adelaide Hills sub region, and with their combined knowledge they set a path that would introduce the area to the rest of the wine loving world
These days Adelaide Hills has built a reputation as Australia's most exciting wine region. Bordered by Barossa and Eden Valleys, as well as McLaren Vale, it enjoys a much higher elevation making it cooler and wetter than its South Australian neighbours. Growing in cool climate areas is not without its challenges and they realized early on that site selection and good vineyard management were critical. To assist in growing the very best quality grapes they practice Sustainable Winemaking, and are currently on the conversion to Organics.
Cool climate Shiraz is a different style to the usual South Australian set. There is greater importance placed on balance than power. It's far more fragrant, and intense with a more medium body - much more like a French Syrah. In fact they have really adopted that style at Shaw and Smith utilising a whole bunch component in their ferment just as you'd find in a great Rhone. Ageing in French Oak for 14 months with a third of the oak being new, has achieved a near flawless oak finish.
It lures you in with a complex nose of dried herbs, spice, black cherry, red earth, cedar and plum. But the main event is its beguiling palate of cherry, blackberry and truffle with a subtle and silky mouthfeel. It's the meatiest Vegan friendly wine you'll ever taste! This is a masterclass cool climate Shiraz made by people who realise the journey is all about the detail!
Absolutely thrilling wine, that is rarely available in NZ. We snapped it up at a dream price of $39.90 but you could pay up to $54.99 elsewhere. This is cool climate Shiraz with power and depth. A wine of distinctive elegance and class that will last for fifteen years easily in careful storage, providing you with a truly defining wine moment! Don't miss out - stocks are limited. Cheers, Jeff
2017 Shaw + Smith Shiraz
Highly acclaimed cooler climate Aussie Shiraz!
$48.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)
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|Brand||Shaw and Smith|
|Region||Adelaide Hills, SA|
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