Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 2013

Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 2013

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$99.90 / bottle(s)

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'First release of a Balhannah single vineyard shiraz for Shaw + Smith. It’s from a low-yielding vineyard planted to 5500 vines per hectare. It was mostly whole bunch fermented and then aged in 500 litre French puncheons. It’s had 14 months in bottle prior to release. Only 292 dozen were made. It’s smoky and reductive with clove and olive notes laced to a hub of dark, brooding black cherry. It’s flecked with twiggy dried herb and spice, perhaps the odd saltbush notes passing casually by. It’s a concentrated wine without being an overblown one; its class in many ways rests in the way it parades savouriness seamlessly though the mouth, and churns ultra-fine tannin from a long way back in the palate. Quality? No real question about it. 95 points.' Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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