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Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 2013

100% Shiraz sourced from low yielding vines at Shaw and Smith's Balhannah Vineyard in the central Adelaide Hills.

Fruit was hand picked and fermented as predominantly whole bunches and the remainder whole berries, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal intervention. No berries were harmed during the making of this wine! It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons for 14 months, followed by a further 14 months in bottle.

Winemaker's Comments 

Crimson in colour with purple at the rim. The nose is very perfumed; rose petals, dried herbs, and red berries. Initially it's generous on the palate, with boysenberry, mulberry, and blueberry notes. Then more layers of flavour and texture reveal themselves. Some cinnamon, some fennel seed, some rhubarb; fine but firm tannins that extend the palate, accompanied throughout by fresh acidity and intense perfume.

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