Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 2018

Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 2018

 

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Shaw and Smith
Balhannah Shiraz 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Adelaide Hills
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Syrah

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 96 2014
JH James Halliday 96 2013
JR Jancis Robinson 17+ 2013
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Crimson in colour with purple at the rim. The nose is very perfumed - rose petals, dried herbs, and red berries. Initially it's generous on the palate, with boysenberry, mulberry, and blueberry notes. Then more layers of flavour and texture reveal themselves.

Some cinnamon, some fennel seed, some rhubarb; fine but firm tannins that extend the palate, accompanied throughout by fresh acidity and intense perfume.

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2014)
A cooler 2014 vintage has sent this into peppery, stony and spicy mode. Indeed, it's really complex and nicely layered, especially in terms of the aromatics where wild red plums meet blackberries, and the oak is nicely integrated too. The palate has impressive finesse and finely detailed tannin texture. There's some spark to it, just as peppery cherries, raspberries and blackberries hold fresh and lively. A wine that speaks of purity and place, and one that's pared back and focused. Drink now to 2025+.

James Halliday (JH) : 96 Points (2013)
70% whole bunch and matured in 500l French puncheons. Inaugural release from a vineyard planted to 5550 vines per hectare. It's an exotic wine, developing slowly. Truffles, cloves, olives and saltbush on a bed of dark cherry-plum fruit. Tannin: ultra fine. Length: to burn. It's complex already but new worlds of aroma/flavour will open up given time.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17+ Points (2013)
Tasted September 2016 - Circumspect nose, but a wonderful purity of fruit on the palate. Compressed and very youthful, and seems to have more to offer in future. Worth keeping. (RH)

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Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 2018 Reviewed by James Suckling 26-03-2022 . Score: 5