97 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
The colour is bright, the bouquet full of red fruits, darker fruit notes and delicious pepper and spice nuances. These characters flow through to the medium-bodied palate of Shaw + Smith’s most consistently outstanding wine, the ’15 vintage making it seem so easy.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine - November 2017
This is a gorgeously lush-fruited, seamless wine loaded with blood plum, black cherry and raspberry aromas, laced with pepper and other spices. Intense flavours, barely perceptible, but supportive oak, silken tannins. A model for the modern Aussie shiraz style.
Tony Love - The Advertiser - July 2017
A leader of the Hills cool-climate shiraz brigade, both in showcasing the region but also wine quality, the S+S team source from increasingly higher altitude and cooler sites, select best clones, sort berries vigorously as well as using 40 per cent whole bunches to achieve such a lithe style, the perfume subtle and seductive to begin before a plump and peppery spiced, medium- weight palate. You go back again and again to discover unveiling pleasures here — lip-smackingly delicious.
Huon Hooke – The Real Review – June 2017
The best shiraz yet under this label: deliciously intense with blood plum, raspberry, black cherry aromas laced with subtle pepper and spice nuances. Marvellous richness and a seamless, soft-textured palate which is fruit-driven, with barely perceptible oak. Drink now or cellar, 95 points.