Shaw and Smith Shiraz 2010
Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. The 2010 has notes of blueberry and mulberry on the nose, and a palate that also shows dry spice (fennel seed), some earthy notes, and which has plenty of ripe, round tannins that are initially overwhelmed by the fruit, but which become more apparent and assertive on the finish.
Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realize a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, a single vineyard Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and more recently small batches of Riesling and Pinot Noir.
External Reviews for Shaw and Smith Shiraz
A bit less dense than most Shiraz, showing dark cherry and berry flavors, with savory pepper and mineral notes weaving through the finish. Tannins have some bite, but cellaring should soften that. Best from 2015 through 2020.
Deep garnet purple colored, the 2010 Shiraz has aromas of warm black berries, blueberry preserves and licorice with an undercurrent of cloves and menthol. Medium to full bodied, it offers taut, muscular black fruits and baking spice flavors on the palate with a solid backbone of medium level grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long. Drink it now to 2017+.