2014 Shaw + Smith Shiraz
Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2015 - November 2015
Gold Trophy - Best Shiraz
Best Wine of Show
Tony Love - Melbourne Herald Sun - 2 August 2016
The S+S winemaking under Adam Wadewitz’s influence has brought more ethereal elements to this wine. Lovely light-wafting fruit, herb and spice perfumes start the experience, then sweet cherry and thyme flavour notes add to the beauty — swirl the glass again and again — with just the right sense of gastronomic bitter in the finish. Classy, and eminently desirable shiraz.
Score: Five stars
Nick Stock - jamessuckling.com - 18 December 2015
Bathed in brambly dark berry fruit aromas, there’s a streak of blueberry too, twirled up with clear whole bunch aromatics, some pepper, sappy notes and dark stony minerals. The palate’s crisp and fresh, with juicy red and blue berry fruits layered up through well-groomed tannins, baking spices, mocha and a fresh, juicy finish. Approachable now, best from 2018. Screw cap.
Score: 95 points
James Halliday - The Weekend Australian Magazine - 22-23 August 2015
One of Australia's best cool climate shirazes, low yields (especially in 2014) and site selection all-important. Hand picked, partial whole bunch and remainder whole berry open-fermented, matured in Frensh oak (33% new) for 14 months. A super-fragrant red cherry bouquet, with mulberry, licorice and plum notes joining the vibrant red fruits of the palate, backed by firm, precisely framed tannins. To be releaed late September 2015. Drink to 2030.
Score: 96 points