A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.This is the second release of this wine. The distinctive site has always shown potential for a single site wine, and in this particular year the fruit was outstanding.Expert Review:
James Halliday- 95 Points, From the home vineyard at Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah winery and cellar door, there’s a stunningly attractive ripeness to this wine, dark blue and purple fruit notes with kitchen herbal tweaks adding a heightened gastronomic appeal – dark mint, fennel and rocket pepperiness. Delicious medium-bodied structurals and fine tannins provide an equally sophisticated mouthfeel and finish. Superb wine. James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021
Shaw + Smith is an alliance between cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill-Smith. Their aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that are outstanding examples of their type made from grapes grown in the Adelaide Hills. Shaw + Smith specialise in grape varieties suited to the cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Shiraz. The vineyard is located on a 28 ha property planted at Woodside Vineyard with new plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir at Balhannah.