2019 Shaw + Smith Shiraz

Spectacular 98/100 Decanter... that’s a Platinum & Best in Show rating. This 2019 Shiraz is the equivalent of Prestige Rhone Hermitage in quality and style... yet fractionally priced – spectacular, world class Cellar buying!

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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore High
Constellation Drive Superstore Not In Stock

* Pick up time will be in two hours if your products are available at your store of choice. If your products need to be transferred from another store then pick up will be midday the next working day (provided your order was placed before 4.30pm)

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Further Information

Brand Shaw and Smith
Region Adelaide Hills, SA
Varietal Shiraz
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2019
Country Australia

Description

Another striking vintage from Shaw + Smith... Australia’s masters of cooler climate Shiraz/Syrah. 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… has worked and consulted throughout the world - including here in NZ. They play liberally with whole-bunch inclusion in the ferment a la the best of Rhone Hermitage. It makes for a thrillingly complex and alluring bouquet of dried herbs, spices, raspberry and ripe cherry. 2019 is another ratings juggernaut already with HUGE 98/100 from Decanter. Handcrafted and tended at every stage from their iconic soils to your glass... the tiny production numbering in the hundreds of cases makes this a rarity sought after by collectors. We nabbed the lion's share of NZ's allocation and have come up trumps with a spectacular price. Complex and elegant it will give you inestimable pleasure over 10-20 years if well stored.

Smells
Very complex aromas of dried herbs, spices, hazelnut (hallmarks of quality whole bunch work) with underlying cedar, red earth, black cherry, truffle and plum.

Tastes
Amazingly subtle and silky on the palate but do not be fooled, it graduates impressively to a long and unerring finish. Luscious red and black cherry with blackberry and truffle... the weight and elegance are more like top Grand Cru Burgundy than your typical Australian Shiraz. Subtle dried herbs, spices, savoury and earthy complexities add to the seduction of this impressive Syrah like Shiraz. Expect this wine to deliver massively in the cellar and be a truly magnificent when revisited from 2028 onwards.

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