Saturday, December 1, 2018

Shaw + Smith 2016 Adelaide Hills Shiraz

Many people regard the cooler Adelaide Hills as being ideal for sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, but shiraz also thrives in them, thar hills, albeit in  different style to those found down the track in the warmer Barossa. This is a classic cooler-climate shiraz with a sense of delicacy and femininity (am I allowed to say that?) allied to medium-bodied strength, spice notes and fine tannins. This might not be quite what you are expecting from an Aussie shiraz, but it remains a red of with definite swagger and style. 92 points. $48.

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