Zoe Feltham
28 May 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Voted Best Australian Red

Great news from London... the 2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz  has just been announced as the 'Best Australian Red' and has been awarded 3 Trophies from the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Best SA Shiraz
Best Australian Shiraz
Best Australian Red

A fantastic result - congratulations to our viticulturists and winemaking team! Another good news story for Adelaide Hills Shiraz.

2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz
Cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.

2012 was a terrific vintage with lower yields translating to great quality. Hand picked, crushed and fermented on skins in small fermenters with hand plunging and gentle pumping over to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Aged in French barriques with special care taken not to over oak the wine and maintain fruit integrity.

2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz has the concentration and structure to develop fine tertiary characters in the bottle over the next 10 years.


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