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2009 Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2016-2017)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

Shaw and Smith is an alliance between cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill- Smith based in the Adelaide Hills who specialize in grape varieties suited to the regions cooler climate – the prime varieties being Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Maturated in new (one third) and older French oak barriques for 14 months. Totally opaque, black purple colour with very deep, black purple hue. Superb colour saturation. The nose displays aromas of blackberry, liquorice, smoky cedar, dried meats and spice. Excellent concentration with rich mouthfilling flavours of ripe blackberry, liquorice and blackpepper with a smoky oak overlay and some spicy dried meat characters making appearance on the back palate. Very fine grained tannins, although slightly dry. Long blackberry, liquorice, smoky meat and blackpepper aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years (2016-2017)
Alc 14.5% Other Reviews....
Deep colour, vibrant hue; deep and compelling levels of ripe black fruits, savoury spices and well handled toasty oak; the palate is unctuous and silky, with black and red fruits combining with silky fine-grained tannins expanding across the palate with true grace and harmony; long and luscious. Drink By:2025. Alcohol:14.5% Date Tasted:17 Dec 2010
Rating: 96 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion