2015 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz

2015 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz

97 Points James Halliday
2015 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz
97 Points James Halliday

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An icon of elegant Shiraz from a cooler climate in the Adelaide Hills. Star Rated by Halliday as a wine of excellent value and scoring it a massive 97/100 and Huon Hooke giving it a 95/100 and saying "The best shiraz yet under this label." Sitting high on the hills between the McLaren Vale, Barossa and Eden Valleys, the cooler Adelaide Hills allow Shaw and Smith to craft a Shiraz that is deep and fine but lighter and more focused - with aromatic red fruits and spicy minerals suggesting a comparison with some French, Northern Rhone styles. Giving the best Kiwi wines a run for their money, this is a unique and classy offering from the neighbours.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $48.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. Now they make wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, from varieties that suit the cooler climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Shaw + Smith own two vineyards, in Lenswood and Balhannah. Growing the best possible grapes, managing vineyards sustainably, and valuing vine health, soil health, and low yields are central to the Shaw + Smith approach. In the pursuit of quality, all grapes continue to be hand-picked, and the wines are fermented, aged and bottled on site at Balhannah. The wines are vibrant, medium bodied expressions of their varieties that reflect their sites and region.

What The Critics Say

97/100 Halliday's Wine Companion

"From central and southern (the latter warmer) parts of the Adelaide Hills, hand-picked, part destemmed, part whole bunch, open-fermented with gentle plunging. The colour is bright, the bouquet full of red fruits, darker fruit notes and delicious pepper and spice nuances. These characters flow through to the medium-bodied palate of Shaw + Smith's most consistently outstanding wine, the '15 vintage making it seem so easy."

95/100 Huon Hooke

The best shiraz yet under this label: deliciously intense with blood plum, raspberry, black cherry aromas laced with subtle pepper and spice nuances. Marvellous richness and a seamless, soft textured palate which is fruit driven, with barely perceptible oak. Drink now or cellar.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    South Australia

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2018 - 2031

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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