2016 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

2016 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

Notes

Aromatic and structured single site Shiraz.
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Decant and enjoy with osso buco
Cellar for up to 15 years
Ideal serving temperature: 16 - 18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site. The 2016 is typified by perfume, florals, concentration and structure.
Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site. The 2016 is typified by perfume, florals, concentration and structure.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Hand picked, sorted and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons for 14 months, followed by a further 14 months in bottle.
Production Notes
Hand picked, sorted and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons for 14 months, followed by a further 14 months in bottle.

Story

Winemaker Notes
This distinctive site had always shown potential for a single site wine, and in 2013 we made our first release.
Winemaker Notes
This distinctive site had always shown potential for a single site wine, and in 2013 we made our first release.

Reviews

James Halliday - Wine Companion - October 2019

Hand-picked and sorted, open-fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, matured for 14 months in used French puncheons, then a further 14 months in bottle. The wine is still in its infancy, black fruits, spice, pepper and licorice in a Catherine wheel of flavours. It's a special wine that will have a very long life as the tannins are fully tamed. 97 Points

95 Points, James Suckling - June 2019 

Wow! Attractive plums, hazelnuts, smoked meat and terra cotta. Full body and round, silky tannins. Juicy undertones. Delicious finish. Love the texture and tension to this one. Drink now. 

James Halliday - Wine Companion - October 2019

Hand-picked and sorted, open-fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, matured for 14 months in used French puncheons, then a further 14 months in bottle. The wine is still in its infancy, black fruits, spice, pepper and licorice in a Catherine wheel of flavours. It's a special wine that will have a very long life as the tannins are fully tamed. 97 Points

95 Points, James Suckling - June 2019 

Wow! Attractive plums, hazelnuts, smoked meat and terra cotta. Full body and round, silky tannins. Juicy undertones. Delicious finish. Love the texture and tension to this one. Drink now. 

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