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Smith & Co Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2016

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A stunning, rich, Adelaide Hills Shiraz produced from A grade vineyards in Macclesfield. This wine offers rich and powerful black fruits, compote, spice and cedar. The length is exceptional, the texture is beguiling, and the density of fruit is undeniable.
Smith & Co Adelaide Hills Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2016
Winemaker
Tim Smith
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2038
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Established in 2001, Tim Smith just makes exceptional and brilliantly drinkable wines. He is unashamedly influenced by the great producers of both the North and South Rhone Valley in France, so his wines offer a lighter touch than you might find elsewhere in the Barossa whilst retaining intensity of fruit. This understanding comes as a result of Tim having worked as a winemaker with some of our regions most respected wineries, and numerous overseas vintages in a number of countries; always watching, always learning, and always challenging himself.
Adelaide Hills, SA

Region

Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winte ...
Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. ... Read Full Article
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Tim Smith Wines

Winery

Tim Smith Wines

Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 following Tim's return to the Barossa from a winem ...
Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 following Tim's return to the Barossa from a winemaking scholarship in the Rhone Valley, awarded by the Barossa Grape and Wine Association.  Tim was selected due to the promise he had shown as a winemaker. Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Tim Smith

Winemaker

Tim Smith

Tim Smith Wines is a Barossa Valley based producer established in 2001, producing his firs ...
Tim Smith Wines is a Barossa Valley based producer established in 2001, producing his first vintage in 2002. Read Full Article
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Tim Smith
Tim Smith
Tim Smith Wines is a Barossa Valley based producer established in 2001, producing his first vintage in 2002.
Read more
Tim Smith Wines
Tim Smith Wines
Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 following Tim's return to the Barossa from a winemaking scholarship in the Rhone Valley, awarded by the Barossa Grape and Wine Association.  Tim was selected due to the promise he had shown as a winemaker.
Read more
Adelaide Hills, SA
Adelaide Hills, SA

Considerably cooler than the surrounding plains, the hills are washed in rain during winter months, and the peaks wrapped in fog. It is considered a high rainfall region compared to other Australian regions, but outside of winter the climate is warm and dry. Night time temperatures are the feature - notably cooler than the day when the sun sets. Worth noting is how the average rainfall increases the higher you go, with Mount Lofty picking up 1400mm on the old splash-o-meter compared to 850mm just 10K down the road in Charleston. This range of moisture and altitudes results in a variety of soils, but in general are sand and clay loam over clay subsoils. A bit of shale and ironstone can be found, and the soil is acidic on average and rarely acidic.

The combination of climate and soil lends to superb cool-weather whites like Riesling (if you watch for mould), Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and crisp Chardonnays. Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon can also be found, with the grapes maturing

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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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