Shaw and Smith Balhannah Shiraz 750ml (Adelaide Hills, SA)
A shiraz defined from a special single block, here embellished with gently handled whole-bunch, whole-berry fruit treatment to reveal extraordinary fragrance. It’s smoky and reductive with clove and olive notes laced to a hub of dark, black cherry flavours. It’s flecked with dried herb and oak spice. It’s a concentrated wine without being an overblown one; its class in many ways rests in the way it parades savouriness seamlessly though the mouth, and churns ultra-fine tannin from a long way back in the palate.