Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2019
98 POINT RATED DAVID SLY DECANTER MAGAZINE ADELAIDE HILLS SHIRAZ FROM SHAW & SMITH
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- 98 POINT RATED DAVID SLY DECANTER MAGAZINE
- 95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 94 POINT RATED TONY LOVE WINE COMPANION
- 94 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
A medium-bodied red, it demonstrates the beauty in balance over power. Fresh red berries including raspberry and blueberry are flavoured with notes of clove and black pepper. The palate is long and layered with elegantly fine grained tannins
98 Point Rated - David Sly Decanter Magazine
"Beware the siren with the ruby-red lips. In a smoky room, here she strides - confident, cool, arresting. Slender, stalky cherry and a smear of blackcurrant bite, spiked with crushed peppercorns. No sunny smiles here, this is deadly serious. Leaner, finer and taut, it marks a big stride ahead from previous vintages. This vision of cool-climate shiraz marks a new age of measured sophistication."
95 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Bright, deep purple colour with a fresh, fragrant, floral aroma which echoes stalky whole-bunch fermentation. The wine is sweetly juicy on the fore-palate before slightly chewy tannins chime in and cleanse the finish, leaving a clean, dry aftertaste. A statuesque wine which definitely needs more time: it's a bit chewy and grippy right now, so serve with protein-rich foods. High potential."
94 Point Rated - Tony Love Wine Companion
"Sourced from 3 sites, a mix of whole berries and bunches, matured for 14 months in a third new oak. There's an alluring mix of fruit and flint in the aromatics, offering an early hint of the balanced earthiness and plum-fruit flavours sitting very comfortably together across the whole length of the palate. Fine, white peppery notes from the tannins add a savoury element on the finish."
94 Point Rated - Ray Jordan The West Australian
"Showing slightly riper fruit characters on the nose as a result of the warmer vintage, yet it retains its mediumweight and cool-climate feel. Spicy and slightly peppery aromas float over the plummy fruit. Brilliant colour points to its life and energy with the nose and palate delivering on the promise. Has a chalky mouthfeel, which is most appealing."
94 Point Rated - Andrew Graham Oz Wine Review
"Love the combo of fruit generosity at moderate alcohols here. More. More. Adelaide Hills Shiraz, built mid weight, but plump, with cooked ham, blackberry compote and black pepper. It’s joyful fruit too. It’s bright-fruited, spice-flecked, maybe a bit too primary, but very pleasant. Inviting. Not complex, but ah so affable and generous, and there’s capacity for more given the late spice tannins. Very good. Best drinking: now, but better in 2-3 years and for the next decade."
The 2019 growing season was one that challenged even the most experienced and well equipped vignerons. Those that made the most of it produced small crops of very clean fruit with wonderful flavour and intensity. Natural acidity is a feature in all of the wines despite the warm dry summer.
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
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