Tim Smith Barossa Shiraz 2018

Traditional Price €34
WineSpark Price €19.14
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Tim has 35 years’ experience working in the Barossa - so he has long-standing agreements with some of the best growers of fruit in the region.

And it’s this amazing quality fruit that shines in this, his flagship wine.

Like many of the truly great Australian wines, it’s a blend of multiple vineyards, located in the Barossa and Eden Valley. Each vineyard adds something unique to the blend, and their age ranges from 30 to 145 years old!

The wine is aged in 500 litre French oak barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered - preserving all the amazing flavours and textures from the fruit.

If you like powerful reds you’ll love this - it’s meaty and leathery on the nose, with layers of pure dark fruit. Then on the palate, it’s spicy, gamey and silky. It’s got loads going on but slips down so easy - a slam-dunk winner of a big red.

Tim tells me 2018 is regarded as one of the great vintages for Barossa Shiraz - there’s none of it left in Australia so count yourself lucky you can try such an amazing wine for the price!

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

Shiraz

Country

Australia

Region of origin

Barossa

Appellation

Barossa

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

14.5%

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

18

Type of Oak

Mostly older French (larger format)

Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

30-145 years of age

Average altitude of vines (m)

400 m

Soil type(s)

Various, but mostly sandy loams. Some fine limestone

Closure Type

Screwcap  

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential

30 years

Ideal drinking window (e.g. 2021-25)

Now-2078

Tim’s been a winemaker for 35 years - and during that time he’s worked for some of the Barossa’s most iconic names… Yalumba, St Hallett and Chateau Tanunda to name but a few.

Read more about Tim

Medium rare porterhouse steak from Linke's butcher in Nuriootpa with a side green leaf salad-not too much balsamic dressing.

 

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