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2016 Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz

2016 Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz

97 Points James Halliday
2016 Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz
97 Points James Halliday

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A sweet discount on this top wine from a legendary Shiraz producer. The Balhannah vineyard has revealed itself over the years as one of Shaw and Smith's most singularsites. Now bottled as a premium example of their gamey and spicy but medium-bodied Adelaide Hills style, the Balhannah is a superb Shiraz to drink now or cellar. At this discount, now's the time to try it!

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Elsewhere up to $95.00 Save $23 $71.99 in mixed 6+ or $79.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz/Syrah

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, James Halliday

"Hand-picked and sorted, open-fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, matured for 14 months in used French puncheons, then a further 14 months in bottle. The wine is still in its infancy, black fruits, spice, pepper and licorice in a Catherine wheel of flavours. It's a special wine that will have a very long life as the tannins are fully tamed. Drink by 2046

97/100 The Real Review, Nick Butler

"More dark red than purple in colour. The aromatics are spiced and complex - cured meats, bunch-spice, a Rhône sensibility. Supple and compelling on the palate, plums and cinnamon, even a hint of truffle. This is simply a beautiful wine. Whole-bunch work is measured and adds lovely freshness. It blossoms with time in the glass. Pure class 07 AUG 2019." Drink 2019 - 2031

95/100 James Suckling

"Wow! Attractive plums, hazelnuts, smoked meat and terra cotta. Full body and round, silky tannins. Juicy undertones. Delicious finish. Love the texture and tension to this one. Drink now."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    South Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2046

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with VENISON

Taste

3

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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