2016 Shaw & Smith Shiraz 375ml Adelaide Hills – 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.
From low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south. Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak for fourteen months, of which one third was new.
Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. Intensity and generosity, showing darker fruits: a reflection of an excellent warm, yet even, season.
Decant alongside slow cooked lamb shoulder. Cellar for up to 15 years. Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C. Produced using sustainable practices. Suitable for vegans.
Single Price: $29.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $24.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $288.00