February 21, 2014

Wine of the Month: Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2012


I have now tasted this wine several times and looking back on each note, I now realise that each one has the word impressive in it.  To my mind it is a benchmark for elegance in Australian Shiraz.

The blueberry and cherry fruit is kept lively with a sprinkle of pepper. The oak stays low key merely providing a smooth canvas, allowing the purity of the detailed fruit to shine.  Powdery tannins and a long length of fresh fruit complete the mouthful. Impressive is certainly a word that will come into your mind too when you. This is a wine to enjoy today or this fruit will continue to evolve in the cellar.

Date: July 2013 & January 2014  Price:  $44   Value: $$$   Drink: Now  – 7+ years


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