Fans of Shaw + Smith Shiraz will no doubt be very happy with the 2019 vintage. It’s beautifully pitched and manages to seamlessly combine quite ripe and fleshy fruits with subtlety and a silky texture – this is a wine where it is a challenge to stop at just one glass.
Deeply coloured, it is immediately open for business with bright, savoury and engaging fruits. There is blackberry, black pepper and high quality oak with a nice touch of stalky complexity adding some detail. This is followed by a ripe core of dark fruits on the palate with some liquorice and earthy flavours plus ripe tannins that provide a good backbone which drives a powerful and long finish. What I like most though is its deliciously silky texture that makes this wine extraordinarily drinkable at a young age.