Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2009
The Shaw & Smith version is predominately from their Woodside vineyard with a little Macclesfield fruit thrown in. The palate tasted like it has been polished up so it is as smooth as hell with flavours of spice and plums with a little meat action on the mid palate. There are some nice winter herbs and chocolate adding to the experience with a green twig element that concerns me a little. If I put the meat and green twigs a side then the score would have been huge but I thought that those two components indicated a little over and under ripeness in the wine. Bearing that in mind the wine still offers good value and I would be happy to suck down a bottle on a big occasion.
Drink: Now - 2019