Shaw Smith Sauvignon Blanc

Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Adelaide Hills, South Australia   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Shaw and Smith has firmly established itself as one of Australia's leading Sauvignon Blanc makers. The 2018 Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc represents the 29th vintage of this wine, which is once again an exceptional Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Offering lively and aromatic notes of passionfruit, nashi pear, and lime, the palate is typically intense with plenty of fresh limey fruit, restrained tropical fruit notes and mouthwatering acidity. The impressive purity and dry, balanced finish make this a standout example that is sure to be well-received by Shaw and Smith fans.

"Typically it shows a pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness. 2018 was a standout year. The growing season weather behaved well overall, giving us well-balanced acidity and good flavour development in the pink grapefruit, lavender spectrum." - Shaw & Smith Wines.

Reviews of the 2017 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc listed below;

"96 Points. This is a dignified sauvignon blanc that continuously reveals itself as you move from the bouquet through to the aftertaste of the palate. Initially it has classic restraint, but by the time you pick up the sweet fruit (not sugar) you realise it's the product of a vintage designed for sauvignon blanc. Drink By: 2020. Price: $27.00 Date Tasted: 11 Sep 2017 Alcohol: 12%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"There’s little doubt this is one of the better releases of this ever-popular wine. It bursts with fruit, it’s clean and pure, it’s not without elegance and/or restraint and yet it gives people what they want. Ripe tropical fruit cut with grapefruit, lime and lemongrass. Life-of-the-party and well-mannered at once. Charmingly uncluttered. A delicious Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc if ever there was one. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Oct17 Alcohol: 12% Price: $27 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2019" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Shaw & Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir

Shaw and Smith share a vision of making exciting, refined wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills that rank amongst Australia's best.
6
South Australia
Adelaide Hills
750
12.5
2018 is the 29th vintage that Shaw + Smith has made. It has become known as a benchmark for Adelaide Hills, and Australian, Sauvignon Blanc.

From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers. Hand picked. Cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by maturation on lees. Early bottling to retain freshness. Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity.

Typically it shows a pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness. 2018 was a standout year. The growing season weather behaved well overall, giving us well-balanced acidity and good flavour development in the pink grapefuit, lavender spectrum.

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