Tuesday, 31 August 2010

TN : Shaw and Smith Shiraz 2006, Adelaide Hills, Australia

Shaw and Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith.

The grapes for this wine were sourced from the warmer, drier parts of the Adelaide Hills around Macclesfield and low yielding Shiraz from Balhannah, near the Shaw and Smith Winery. The soil structures in the region are shallow red/brown loam over schist and clay. The vines are planted to a high density of between 2700 to 5500 vines per hectare. All the vines are hand pruned and trained to have vertical shoot position canopies. The yields were restricted to 1.8 kg per vine and all the grapes were hand-picked. The wine was matured in new (1/3) and older French oak barriques for 14 months. The total acidity is 6.7 grammes per litre and the pH is 3.47.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Liqourice, blackberry, spice, black pepper, slightly meaty

Taste : Blackberry, blueberry, spice and black pepper on finish, slightly meaty

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 142 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Shaw and Smith

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