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Shaw + Smith winery was founded in 1989 by Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw with the goal of producing elegant, refined, world class wines from the cool climate Adelaide hills region of Australia. That Shaw + Smith have succeeded in spades should come as no surprise given the resumes of the winery's two founders. Michael Hill Smith was born into wine, a member of the Yalumba family. A Cordon Bleu trained chef, wine writer, wine judge, and Australia's first Master of Wine he relished the...
- 94 Points -
From the winery block, and from Shaw + Smith's recently purchased Lenswood vineyard (higher and cooler); a hand-plunged mix of whole berry and whole bunches, with a pre-ferment cold soak and post-ferment maceration; matured in French barriques. A caboodle of every type of cherry fruit flavour, round and satisfying, long and well balanced. Needs time.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
"This is pinot noir with strawberry, rose, lilac and other flowers. Medium to full body, firm tannins and bright acidity. A wine with tension and style. Needs a little time to soften, so try in 2016"See detailed press review