Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz

9.1160 ratings
9.162 pro ratings
Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

A museum release from the winery - I bought this at a Shaw and Smith tasting in Brisbane a few years ago. An asparagus note initially which blew off. Asian spices, raspberry, earthy mineral notes on nose, carrying through to the medium to full bodied palate. A nice balance between cool climate and warm climate characteristics. Finishes with a little astringency.

A museum release from the winery - I bought this at a Shaw and Smith tasting in Brisbane a few years ago. An asparagus note initially which blew off. Asian spices, raspberry, earthy mineral notes on nose, carrying through to the medium to full bodied palate. A nice balance between cool climate and warm climate characteristics. Finishes with a little astringency.

Sep 5th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Imminent release. due for September.
Watch the shelves as you won’t be disappointed

Imminent release. due for September.
Watch the shelves as you won’t be disappointed

Aug 28th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Current Aged Release offering from us.
A gem to be discovered here.
A few dozen left, purchase online and you won’t be disappointed.

Current Aged Release offering from us.
A gem to be discovered here.
A few dozen left, purchase online and you won’t be disappointed.

May 8th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Strong at 12yo
There is no time during self isolation that allows bad wine.

Strong at 12yo
There is no time during self isolation that allows bad wine.

Apr 10th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with aromas of dried baked berry fruits with some floral and spice notes. On the palate black cherry with plum and sweet vanilla flavors adding in some notes of black pepper and floral tones. Lively medium+ acidity on medium tannins, full body with a bit of alcohol present, medium+ length ending with a fruit, herb and toasty character. Has potential for short term aging. Tasting Sample.

Ruby with aromas of dried baked berry fruits with some floral and spice notes. On the palate black cherry with plum and sweet vanilla flavors adding in some notes of black pepper and floral tones. Lively medium+ acidity on medium tannins, full body with a bit of alcohol present, medium+ length ending with a fruit, herb and toasty character. Has potential for short term aging. Tasting Sample.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

Deep ruby red. A fuller style for a cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz. Spicy and savoury with red fruits and oaky notes. Quite substantial tannins. Very early in its drinking window. Needs time to develop some complexity - a little square sided at the moment. Next in 2 to 3 years. Ended up taking a bottle to sister Helen’s place in Gloucestershire. Tasted with consistent notes - the oak seemed better balanced on this occasion. On 24th July 2019.

Deep ruby red. A fuller style for a cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz. Spicy and savoury with red fruits and oaky notes. Quite substantial tannins. Very early in its drinking window. Needs time to develop some complexity - a little square sided at the moment. Next in 2 to 3 years. Ended up taking a bottle to sister Helen’s place in Gloucestershire. Tasted with consistent notes - the oak seemed better balanced on this occasion. On 24th July 2019.

Mar 1st, 2019
Bob McDonald

A lovely savoury plummy nose with sappy rich notes. Mature cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz but this from a warmer year making it a more traditional SA Shiraz. I could have said some whole bunch fermentation but apparently none. From the Shaw and Smith maturation programme and purchased a year or 2 ago. Finishes with an astringent note.

A lovely savoury plummy nose with sappy rich notes. Mature cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz but this from a warmer year making it a more traditional SA Shiraz. I could have said some whole bunch fermentation but apparently none. From the Shaw and Smith maturation programme and purchased a year or 2 ago. Finishes with an astringent note.

Jul 15th, 2018
Scott Rowe

WOTN for me.
The decanter aka pirex bowl had this beauty singing.
Fruit 100%, colour and tannin all in check. Just a phenomenal pleasure.

WOTN for me.
The decanter aka pirex bowl had this beauty singing.
Fruit 100%, colour and tannin all in check. Just a phenomenal pleasure.

Apr 15th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Apple blossom aroma, red tree fruit. Lacking tannin and a bit short.

Apple blossom aroma, red tree fruit. Lacking tannin and a bit short.

Nov 17th, 2017
Scott Rowe

Back to back with the 2012.

Gorgeous!!

Back to back with the 2012.

Gorgeous!!

Jul 27th, 2017