Top shelf quality.
About The Wine
Planted in 2005, the Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard is their prized piece of Shiraz turf.
This low-yielding site delivers their most elegant cool-climate expression of Shiraz. Winemaker Adam Wadewitz uses whole bunches to excellent effect, cranking up the herbal aromatics to 11 and finding a beautiful balance of tannin and sumptuous fruit throughout the winemaking process.
This is a beautiful wine, reminiscent of something out of the northern Rhone Valley. It will continue to evolv in the cellar for the next decade or more.
About Shaw + Smith
Shaw + Smith is one of the flagbearers of the Adelaide Hills wine region.
Over 25 years they have built a brilliant brand based around refined but energetic cool climate expressions of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The wines all now comfortably rank amongst the best examples of their respective varieties in the country. The constant pursuit of excellence has seen Shaw + Smith stand out from the pack.
With the formidable talents of winemaker Adam Wadewitz at the helm, this iconic producer has never been in better form.