Tim Smith Barossa Bugalugs Shiraz

Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Tim Smith has long been considered one of the Barossa Valley's finest winemakers, with a focus on showcasing the region's time proven varietals, namely; Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. This 2018 Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz is another super impressive offering from one of the Barossa's leading red wine makers.

Bottled earlier than the Tim Smith Estate Shiraz, this was aged primarily in older American and French oak. The result is an utterly delicious, approachable Barossa Shiraz with delicious fruit vibrancy, balance and an all round excellent drink - particularly at this ripping price.

Review of the 2017 vintage included below;

"96 Points. Glories in the intense, juicy power that fuels many great reds from '17. The bouquet is very complex, part fruit, part oak, part briar and the vibrant aftertaste leaves the mouth tingling. There's so much to love about this wine. Price when Tasted: $28.00 Date when Tasted: 17 Oct 2018 Alcohol: 14% Drink By: 2042 Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Tim Smith is an incredibly talented winemaker and one of Australia's most awarded. He is renowned as one of the Barossa's best boutique producers. Tim Smith focuses on making wines from the region's time proven varietals of Mataro, Grenache and Shiraz, he also sources an exceptional parcel of fruit from the Adelaide Hills for his TSW Viognier and also an exceptional parcel of fruit from Eden Valley for his Eden Valley Riesling.

Tim Smith started his wine career as a cellar hand at Yalumba in 1987. 15 years later, with considerable support from the Yalumba team, he was Winemaker with a wine science degree under his belt and won the Winemaker Exchange Scholarship as part of the Barossa Valley/Rhone Valley Winemaker Exchange Program. Since then he has worked as a Winemaker with St Hallett, Tatachilla and Chateau Tanunda.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
This release of Bugalugs Barossa Shiraz shows all the classic regional characters; the nose shows ripe berry fruit and background cedary oak, while the palate also has dark berry fruit finishing with grainy tannin. Made to drink young, but a nice little rest in a cool cellar for a few years will reward those with the patience.

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