Tipped by Australian expert James Halliday as a “top notch successor to the acclaimed ‘12” and boasting a brilliant 97 points, the 2013 Shaw + Smith Shiraz is an unmissable buy.
The 2012 won “Best Australian Red” in the 2014 International Wine Challenge and the 2013 looks set to follow in its footsteps. With 97 points from James Halliday but priced at just under £17 a bottle in bond it offers truly spectacular value for money - especially for a wine that has repeatedly earned brilliant reviews across the board and was named by Decanter as the "Best Australian Red Rhone Varietal" in 2009.
Shaw & Smith make their wines in the relatively cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. This gives them depth, complexity and a structure not often found in this part of the world. As Jancis Robinson comments, it has “More than a hint of a very good St-Joseph”; high praise indeed.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.