Good stuff coming out of Shaw Vineyards of late. This is a solid Shiraz right in the groove. Pardon the bottle shot - it's a year older. I couldn't find one up to date nor less the Vienna gold medal. I'm not sure what value that holds in world wine currency but if it's gold it's worth something, right? This 2014 Shiraz has backed up the 2015 Vienna bling with a repeat in 2016 plus gold at the International Cool Climate Wine Show. Nothing local though I notice but that may change.
Canned plums, spiced plums at that, and some boysenberry. Berry fruits tick away dusted with black pepper. Oak sits ok but protrudes slightly. There's a good rhythm about it but there's nothing striking to grab me for a flirtatious journey. A straight bat defence merely doing the job.
Drink well but will develop in the medium term.