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2016 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes

Fine and intense single site Chardonnay
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A luxurious match with kingfish ceviche
Ideal drinking until 2026
Ideal serving temperature: 10-12°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

What To Expect

Tasting Notes
A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site.
Tasting Notes
A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone ridges.Whole bunches were chilled overnight, then pressed, before fermentation in new and used 500 L French oak puncheons. The wine spent a further 10 months in barrel with gentle stirring.
Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone ridges.Whole bunches were chilled overnight, then pressed, before fermentation in new and used 500 L French oak puncheons. The wine spent a further 10 months in barrel with gentle stirring.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Since purchasing the vineyard in 2012, significant investments have been made to further enhance the site. It had always shown potential for a single site wine and in 2014 a small amount was selected for our first 'Lenswood Vineyard' Chardonnay.
Winemaker Notes
Since purchasing the vineyard in 2012, significant investments have been made to further enhance the site. It had always shown potential for a single site wine and in 2014 a small amount was selected for our first 'Lenswood Vineyard' Chardonnay.

Reviews

96 points - James Suckling - Top 100 Australian Wines of 2018

This offers impressive complexity and depth. Really tight-wound and reductive with citrus and peaches abound. The palate has a sleek, composed and linear style and really impressively judged ripeness. There’s a zesty edge to the fruit. Elegant and long. Drink now.

Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller Wine - September 2019

The high-altitude Lenswood Vineyard has enabled Shaw + Smith to up the ante for Chardonnay. The complex bouquet holds lemon/citrus and mineral nuances, while the palate is tremendously intense, delicate and precise. 96 Points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2019

A compelling wine; exudes power with lots of flavour but doesn't appear overworked or too big. Kicks off with ginger flower, more stone fruit this vintage, some citrus (especially mandarin), and complex leesy notes with creamed honey. Deep, with a luscious palate of woodsy spices and balanced oak. Complex, yet keeps a lightness of touch. 97 Points

GOLD - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2017

96 points - James Suckling - Top 100 Australian Wines of 2018

This offers impressive complexity and depth. Really tight-wound and reductive with citrus and peaches abound. The palate has a sleek, composed and linear style and really impressively judged ripeness. There’s a zesty edge to the fruit. Elegant and long. Drink now.

Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller Wine - September 2019

The high-altitude Lenswood Vineyard has enabled Shaw + Smith to up the ante for Chardonnay. The complex bouquet holds lemon/citrus and mineral nuances, while the palate is tremendously intense, delicate and precise. 96 Points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2019

A compelling wine; exudes power with lots of flavour but doesn't appear overworked or too big. Kicks off with ginger flower, more stone fruit this vintage, some citrus (especially mandarin), and complex leesy notes with creamed honey. Deep, with a luscious palate of woodsy spices and balanced oak. Complex, yet keeps a lightness of touch. 97 Points

GOLD - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2017

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