2018 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

2018 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
 

Style

Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.
Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
From close-planted (5,500 vines/ha) low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith's Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale.
Production Notes
From close-planted (5,500 vines/ha) low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith's Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale.

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

David Sly - Decanter - July 2021

Significantly riper than the previous vintage, this shows its affection more forcefully through a broader mid-palate, with an intense wrestle of blackberry and blueberry competing to win the upper hand. Firmer on the finish with sharp pepper seasoning the fruit sweetness. An intriguing different Shiraz from a superior site.

David Sly - Decanter - July 2021

Significantly riper than the previous vintage, this shows its affection more forcefully through a broader mid-palate, with an intense wrestle of blackberry and blueberry competing to win the upper hand. Firmer on the finish with sharp pepper seasoning the fruit sweetness. An intriguing different Shiraz from a superior site.

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