“I've been tasting Shaw + Smith's Adelaide Hills Shiraz for over a decade, and I recently enjoyed a 2005 that was still drinking well at age 12. The 2015 Shiraz offers a welcome combination of smoky, spicy, savory and fruity elements, hinting at hickory, pepper, meat and mulberries. It's medium to full-bodied but never seems heavy or overdone, retaining a sense of liveliness and vitality on the mouthwatering finish.”
“A fresh and deliciously spicy nose showing brambleberries, blackcurrants, dark cherries and dark plums, as well as hints of black peppers, slate, iodine and citrus. Full-bodied with wonderfully structured tannins, seemingly unstoppable acidity and a long, chewy finish, which remains taut and mineral.” (#36 of “100 Best Wines Under $30 (2018)”)
"Bouquet loaded with blood plum, raspberry, and black cherry aromas, and high noted of pepper and spice. Excellent flavour intensity, seamless texture, and smooth, gentle tannins. Oak is barely perceptible. A modern, fresh, fruit-driven style."
"This is a lean style and still a baby with its sappy red strawberry and raspberry notes, with cinnamon, tar, violets, warm stones and furniture polish. The palate is tightly wound, ending on a long, tart cranberry and raspberry finish. Drink now if you like your Pinot al dente, otherwise cellar through 2025."