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Sunday 25 May 2014

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

A strong vintage for Shiraz in the Adelaide Hills, and when you add in to the equation the Shaw & Smith team you end up with a quite fantastic example of cool climate Shiraz.

Touches of cassis, damson and blackberry; flecks of pepper and pan juices herald the wine's introduction.

Cooler climate - a wine like this would normally have the marketing team running to embrace the 'Syrah' moniker - here the wine is squarely medium-bodied, exquisitely grained tannin: fine, tight and yet at the same time also generous. A delight. 94 

Tasted on: Thursday 22nd May, a Flower  Day 
Source: Noosa International Food and Wine Show
Price: 5 tokens ($44 online via winery)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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