From low yielding vines in the cool climate zone of Balhannah and the central Adelaide Hills, producing wines with great structure and concentration. Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied expression, in which balance is more important than power. 2020 was an excellent vintage, producing a wine with lifted blue fruits and aromatics.
”In other marketing hands there might have been the urge to call this syrah, such is the elegance and fine detail in the '20. But these vinous characters are also true of shiraz, too. In the glass, it is all cool-climate Aussie shiraz: laden with spice, blue and black fruits, a touch of peppery lift and bitter herbal savouriness and supple tannins that first helps glide and then smack the lips as it nears the finish. Fab energy and drive.”