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Winemaking: From low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah, in the central Adelaide Hills, and Macclesfield, the warmer and drier sub-region to the south. Hand picked, sorted and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak (30% new) for 14 months. 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.
On the palate: a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. The 2015 vintage is true to style with particular opulence and generosity: a reflection of an excellent warm yet even season.
Opens with game meat, ripe red berry, clove and cinnamon spice, a whiff of pot pourri/old rose petal floral character. Sloshes through the palate nicely, crisp edged too so it’s not overwhelming in generousity, almost prickly with peppery spice, touch of herbal character, suggestions of whole bunch perhaps, and then darkish fruits. Finishes a touch short/washed out and spiky, but the feel is pretty good all up. Good drink.
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James Halliday says
The colour is bright, the bouquet full of red fruits, darker fruit notes and delicious pepper and spice nuances. These characters flow through to the medium-bodied palate of Shaw + Smith’s most consistently outstanding wine, the ’15 vintage making it seem so easy.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine says
This is a gorgeously lush-fruited, seamless wine loaded with blood plum, black cherry and raspberry aromas, laced with pepper and other spices. Intense flavours, barely perceptible, but supportive oak, silken tannins. A model for the modern Aussie shiraz style.
Tony Love says
A leader of the Hills cool-climate shiraz brigade, both in showcasing the region but also wine quality, the S+S team source from increasingly higher altitude and cooler sites, select best clones, sort berries vigorously as well as using 40 per cent whole bunches to achieve such a lithe style, the perfume subtle and seductive to begin before a plump and peppery spiced, medium- weight palate. You go back again and again to discover unveiling pleasures here — lip-smackingly delicious.
Huon Hooke says
The best shiraz yet under this label: deliciously intense with blood plum, raspberry, black cherry aromas laced with subtle pepper and spice nuances. Marvellous richness and a seamless, soft-textured palate which is fruit-driven, with barely perceptible oak. Drink now or cellar.
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