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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Shaw & Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz 2014

With about 70% whole bunch, their inclusion is quite noticeable, I asked (Shaw + Smith's Trade Sales and Education lead) Dan Coward whether this was an Adam (Wadewitz, Senior Winemaker) 'thing', for it's certainly an element of his metier.

Savoury, gamey, kalamata olive. Almost a suggestion of leather, Earth. 

Medium bodied, with a depth and intensity that sees it almost cranked up to 11. It's savoury, intense, with a fair grind of the pepper mill towards the back end. 

Length, and some at that. It gives, keeps on giving and is seemingly perpetual in nature. Celebrate the site. 94 

Tasted on: Monday 8th August, a Flower day
Source: Tasting
Price: $85
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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