Unveiling the Essence: Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019
Indulge in the captivating allure of Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019, an exquisite medium-bodied cool-climate Shiraz that prioritizes balance over raw power. Crafted from the finest Adelaide Hills grapes, this vintage stands as a testament to the extraordinary potential of Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019. With its fragrant profile and meticulous winemaking techniques, this wine promises an unparalleled sensory experience.
A Symphony of Fragrance and Balance
Prepare to be enchanted by Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019. Its aromatic profile, enhanced by the cool climate of the 2017 vintage, offers an intoxicating blend of clove, peppercorn, and earthy anise notes. These flavors intertwine harmoniously with the luscious dark berries, enveloped in the subtle embrace of French oak. As you savor each sip, the medium-full-bodied texture coats your palate, delivering an effortless combination of power and finesse. The dance of cool climate spice and impeccable dark fruit creates a sensory masterpiece that lingers long after the glass is empty.
Growing & Making
Crafted with Passion, Nurtured with Care
Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 is the result of meticulous craftsmanship and dedicated care. The hand-picked grapes, carefully selected to ensure exceptional quality, undergo a unique fermentation process using whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters. Through gentle plunging and minimal intervention, the flavors are coaxed to perfection. Following this, the wine matures in French oak for fourteen months, one-third of which consists of new oak, imparting subtle complexities that enhance its character.
A Triumph Born from Adelaide Hills’ Soil
The Adelaide Hills, once considered too cool to ripen Shiraz, has become the birthplace of exceptional wines. Shaw + Smith, recognizing the region’s potential, crafted their inaugural Shiraz in 2002. Since then, Adelaide Hills Shiraz has flourished, characterized by its fragrant allure, intense nature, and medium-bodied elegance. Shaw + Smith’s unwavering commitment to quality has been instrumental in shaping this remarkable journey, defying expectations and forging a legacy of excellence.
Praise from the Palates of Experts
The Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 has garnered high praise and accolades from renowned wine connoisseurs. Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say:
Vinonotebook – December 2019
“With an incredibly spice-driven nose featuring clove, peppercorn, and earthy anise hints, Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 offers a cavalcade of delicious dark berries wrapped in fine oak. The medium-full-bodied palate effortlessly combines cool climate spice with impeccable dark fruit, resulting in a truly exceptional wine.”
Huon Hooke – December 2019
“Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 boasts a medium to deep color, exuding a bouquet rich in whole bunch notes, with a distinct vegetal and undergrowth essence. The palate is leanish and nervy, displaying crispness and firmness alongside remarkable intensity. Its spicy and bunchy profile, combined with power and depth, make it a compelling and fascinating cool-climate Shiraz.”
Campbell Mattinson – Wine Companion – August 2019
“Prepare for a standing ovation! Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 is a masterpiece of complexity, fruit power, and persistence. With its meaty, clovey, and spice-ridden character, it captivates the senses. Dense plum, redcurrant, anise, and violets intertwine, while wood smoke and peppercorns add a touch of allure. This wine is simply gorgeous.”
GOLD – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – November 2019
“Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 emerges from an unusual, cold, and late season, resulting in a peppery, twiggy, and bunchy profile. Its aroma, texture, and taste beautifully reflect the cool climate origins. This medium-bodied wine showcases abundant flavors of menthol, alpine herb, walnut, and peppercorn, accompanied by well-placed tannins. It is a wine with a distinctive voice, poised between finesse and boldness.”
Embark on a Sensory Journey
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019, where balance, fragrance, and elegance converge. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this wine captures the essence of the Adelaide Hills region and the artistry of Shaw + Smith. With its enchanting aromas, harmonious flavors, and lingering finish, it leaves an indelible impression on every discerning palate. Shaw + Smith invites you to embark on a sensory journey like no other, savoring the exceptional allure of Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019—a wine that embodies the true spirit of cool-climate winemaking.