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.
Delicate, fragrant, light to medium bodied but with deceptive power, firm tannins and medium term ageing potential. Light red. Bright nose, really fragrant – juicy cranberries, cinnamon and bergamot. On the palate there is lots of rhubarb and earl grey tea on top of a savoury core – cured meats, stem, sap, and spice. Nice acid cut and grippy tannins.
A combination of whole berry and whole bunch, this richly flavoured, mid-weight pinot has spent 15 days on skins, ensuring a skirt of ripe, svelte tannin. These keep scents of bing cherry, raspberry, wood smoke and a carnal whiff of autumnal forest and whole cluster bristle focused and savoury. A spurt of juicy acidity pulls it all far and wide. This is the finest riff on this cuvee tasted in a long time. Drink to: 2027; Price: $49.00; Date Tasted: March 2020; Alcohol: NA; Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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