2014 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz
Huon Hooke - The Real Review - July 2016
Deep ruby colour with a tinge of purple. Intensely spicy aromas, with a trace of white pepper and a whiff of foresty stemmy character from the 70% whole-bunch fermentation. Background smoky notes; traces of chocolate and vanilla. The palate is medium to full-bodied and very elegant, the tannins chalky and fine-grained, running the full length of the palate and contributing to a cleansing, refreshing finish. Very intense, focused and long. A superb cool-climate style of shiraz. (Altitude: 380 metres). Drink 2016 to 2034.