2021 Shaw + Smith Shiraz

Highly Rated
One of Australia's most collectable cool-climate Shiraz, with another outstanding release.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The Shaw + Smith Shiraz is one of Australia's most iconic cool-climate red wines.

With an enviable track record for quality, the reputation of this wine has been built on careful fruit selection from some of the finest Shiraz-growing vineyards in the Adelaide Hills.

The quality-to-price ratio here is extraordinary. If you are in search of an elegant, cellarworthy cool climate Shiraz, then look no further.

"This is a beautiful release of Shaw + Smith Shiraz... It’s drinking beautifully and it will continue to do so."
- 96 pts, Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

"Splendid shiraz that will richly reward keeping."
- 95 pts, Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.
Suitable for vegans

Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "This is a beautiful release of Shaw + Smith Shiraz. It’s even-handed and well tempered but then it’s all joy from there. A forest of berries, a walk through flowers, peppers flung through and rubs of woodsy spice; the combination of fruitiness, savouriness, seriousness and fun is a highway to pleasure, built on wine. For all that the tannin is another dimension in itself; fine, lacy, assertive and savoury at once, complete with its own twiggy spice notes. It’s drinking beautifully and it will continue to do so." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

96 points - "No preamble needed – this Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2021 is excellent. It’s so drinkable. That’s the nub of it. Sure, we can swoon about the purple mulberry and beetroot Adelaide Hills fruit opulence or how the slick of vanilla oak lifts it nicely. Or how the tannins are fine and finessed and the moderate alcohol and just-right acidity makes this, well, just right. The ripeness really is perfect – this is so moderate and delightful despite the volume of polished fruit. But, ultimately, it’s just a really enjoyable, full flavoured, gently spicy, polished, generous, round yet not fat, technically perfect modern Australian Shiraz. Wow. 96 Points." - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)

95 Points - "Very deep and bright red-purple with impressive saturation, while the bouquet is fresh and brightly youthful dark fruits and spices, black cherry through to dark plum, with a hint of earthy ironstone and graphite—almost a pepperiness. The tannins are ample and supple, adding texture and gravitas as well as a trace of agreeable bitterness which either food or bottle-age will mellow out. Splendid shiraz that will richly reward keeping." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Stephen Y.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Overpriced for quality

    Interesting light shiraz. Mushroom, cranberry on the nose. Strawberry, game, white pepper flavours. I think it's a little overpriced for the wine quality. More akin to a $35 bottle.

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Shaw + Smith

Shaw + Smith is one of the flagbearers of the Adelaide Hills wine region.

Founded by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw, together over 30+ 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.

Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw - Adelaide Hills, SA Shaw + Smith

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