Shaw & Smith (Adelaide Hills)
❁ Shaw & Smith (Adelaide Hills) www.shawandsmith.com
M & M Hill Smith, M Shaw Lot 4, Jones Road, Balhannah SA 5242
Tel: 08 8398 0500 Fax: 08 8398 0600
The warehouse winemaking operation begun by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith in 1989 has evolved into an estate-based (Balhannah and Woodside), small to medium-sized operation with a stunning new winery. Early success was fuelled by a Sauvignon that proved it was possible to make a distinctive and attractive early-drinking example in the Adelaide Hills. The most impressive wine was a deep, complex and ageworthy Reserve Chardonnay, replaced since 2000 by a single vineyard example. The M3 vineyard at Woodside is named for Martin, Matthew and Michael. The wine is crafted around a core of pristine Adelaide Hills fruit and has excellent texture but is likely to show the greatest expression with around 5 years’ age. Unoaked Chardonnay typically shows nicely concentrated fruit but there are better examples. Added with the 2005 vintage was a Pinot Noir. Also available is a superb Shiraz: which shows mineral, white pepper, concentrated plum and blackberry fruit, excellent structure, flesh and real class. Incognito is a secondary label and includes a Shiraz, a Pinot Noir and a Barbera which are all well priced (£B).
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