Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz

9.139 ratings
9.218 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

This developed positively from previous tastings here on Delectable. My brief notes - Liquorice; more savoury than fruit driven - Bacon, Charcuterie, spicy notes on the nose and medium weight palate. Some pepper. Very Northern Rhone in style. Certainly built for the long haul. I have 2 left - next in 2024.

This developed positively from previous tastings here on Delectable. My brief notes - Liquorice; more savoury than fruit driven - Bacon, Charcuterie, spicy notes on the nose and medium weight palate. Some pepper. Very Northern Rhone in style. Certainly built for the long haul. I have 2 left - next in 2024.

Aug 6th, 2022
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
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
Scott Rowe

Back to back with the 2015.

Fantastic!!

Back to back with the 2015.

Fantastic!!

Jul 27th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

This wine hasn't budged since last tasted some years ago, still super primary and youthful. Disappointed a little in fact, felt safe and lacked any real interest.

This wine hasn't budged since last tasted some years ago, still super primary and youthful. Disappointed a little in fact, felt safe and lacked any real interest.

Feb 14th, 2017
Scott Rowe

Get to Shaw and Smith this Sunday for our Winter Reds Shiraz Tasting Flight!!

We have the 09 12 14 & 14 Balhannah Vineyard on tasting this weekend 31st July.

All of them showing beautifully at the moment.

Flight is $25pp, bookings recommended.

Get to Shaw and Smith this Sunday for our Winter Reds Shiraz Tasting Flight!!

We have the 09 12 14 & 14 Balhannah Vineyard on tasting this weekend 31st July.

All of them showing beautifully at the moment.

Flight is $25pp, bookings recommended.

Jul 29th, 2016
Bob McDonald

Crimson in colour with youthful purple tinged. Lovely spicy peppery nose with a hint of ginger. Medium bodied with cherry/berry fruits. From the Adelaide Hills but could be Northern Rhone. This is a well crafted wine from a great vintage made by a talented pair of winemakers in a good area for cool climate Shiraz- the perfect storm! And a pleasure to drink.

Crimson in colour with youthful purple tinged. Lovely spicy peppery nose with a hint of ginger. Medium bodied with cherry/berry fruits. From the Adelaide Hills but could be Northern Rhone. This is a well crafted wine from a great vintage made by a talented pair of winemakers in a good area for cool climate Shiraz- the perfect storm! And a pleasure to drink.

Jun 18th, 2016
Anya Spethmann

It was worth getting lost on the way home to stumble across a sign that said "vins d'ailleurs."

It was worth getting lost on the way home to stumble across a sign that said "vins d'ailleurs."

Nov 6th, 2015
Brash Higgins

Good core of dark fruit, little yogurt twang, touch of pepper, sleek and easy to like. Pure, a lovely year.

Good core of dark fruit, little yogurt twang, touch of pepper, sleek and easy to like. Pure, a lovely year.

May 31st, 2015
Scott Rowe

12 Revisited, my gawd.
There's a party in my mouth and you're all invited !!

12 Revisited, my gawd.
There's a party in my mouth and you're all invited !!

May 2nd, 2015