2021 Shaw & Smith Shiraz
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2021 Shaw & Smith Shiraz

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2028-2029)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Dense inky black colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Blackpepper infused aromas of red plums and liquorice are complimented by dried clove like notes, smoked meats, earth and spicy cedar. Rich liquorice and spicy red to dark plum fruits flow across the mid weighted palate with smoked meat, clove and peppered earth characters lining the back half. Meaty feel with a refined yet sturdy tannin structure. The long finish showing plenty of pepper and spice.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
This is a beautiful release of Shaw + Smith Shiraz. It’s even-handed and well tempered but then it’s all joy from there. A forest of berries, a walk through flowers, peppers flung through and rubs of woodsy spice; the combination of fruitiness, savouriness, seriousness and fun is a highway to pleasure, built on wine. For all that the tannin is another dimension in itself; fine, lacy, assertive and savoury at once, complete with its own twiggy spice notes. It’s drinking beautifully and it will continue to do so. Drink 2024-2036+
96 Points
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front

Leaner, lighter and fresher than what I recall, although picked later than usual. A cool and attenuated year, more Euro of styling, the platform. Real vibrato! Satsuma plum, lilac, Bing cherry, star anise and clove meld with white pepper, cedar and vanillin-framed tannins that drive proceedings long. Savvy bunch and oak assemblage confer poise and authority. Classy, while needing time to shed the oak cladding. Drink by 2032.
94 Points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion