‘S’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Each year, Matt tastes through all the barrels and selects the very best for this flagship wine. The first release was nominated for the George Mackay Trophy as Australia’s Best Exported Wine. Smidge S has consistently returned 94+ point wines since Matt created that first vintage back in 2002.
In the glass, the ‘S’ has a black core with a deep red rim. There are elegant aromas of red/black fruits and spicy, earthy notes with hints of grilled meats, graphite and controlled oak. On the palate, the fruit continues with rich plums and blueberries with delicate spice and chocolate which all roll onto a juicy palate with fine tannins that go on and on.
The elegant bottle with minimalist labelling makes this an attractive and highly desirable gift for those who know their wine and love shiraz.
58% from Moppa, 29% Penrice foothills, 13% Menglers Hills, matured for 30 months in 3yo French barriques. Barrels with more complexity chosen for inclusion, the volume turned up well into medium to full-bodied territory. Black fruits reign without serious challenge, stern tannins its lieutenants.
S Shiraz Barossa Valley 2015 has been rated 96 points in the 2021 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.
The S Wines from Smidge Wines is available for sale exclusively direct from the winemaker online or at our Cellar Door.