2019 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

2019 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes

Fine and intense single site Chardonnay
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$93.00
 
SKU: SASLVChard19

Serve with kingfish ceviche
Ideal drinking until 2029
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

Vintage Tasting Notes

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Style

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 (30%) and used 500 litre French oak puncheons. The wine enjoyed a longer elevage of 14 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 (30%) and used 500 litre French oak puncheons. The wine enjoyed a longer elevage of 14 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

David Sly – Decanter – July 2021

The gorgeous, seductive nose is so complex – blossom, vegetal, fleshy, mineral, forest – that it’s a challenge to figure out exactly how so many elements to the bouquet are drawn together. Lean white peach forms the core of the palate, while the hint of flint and granite lick at the edges, but a rich, running stream of mid-palate flavour intrigues and draws you back in for another look. 97 points 

2019 Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay | Wine Front, 95 points

Tightly wound, very precise, lemon zest, flint, struck match, light cinnamon spice, faintly creamy but oh so subtle, exceptional length, understatement, a sense of drive and vitality. Smooth mover. No hair out of place. Pedigree gear. Luxury wine. Fancy from the get go. Actually, straight up delicious too and wonderfully seasoned. Superb example of modern Australian chardonnay. A benchmark where lean, racier style manages flavour and deliciousness. Kudos.

David Sly – Decanter – July 2021

The gorgeous, seductive nose is so complex – blossom, vegetal, fleshy, mineral, forest – that it’s a challenge to figure out exactly how so many elements to the bouquet are drawn together. Lean white peach forms the core of the palate, while the hint of flint and granite lick at the edges, but a rich, running stream of mid-palate flavour intrigues and draws you back in for another look. 97 points 

2019 Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay | Wine Front, 95 points

Tightly wound, very precise, lemon zest, flint, struck match, light cinnamon spice, faintly creamy but oh so subtle, exceptional length, understatement, a sense of drive and vitality. Smooth mover. No hair out of place. Pedigree gear. Luxury wine. Fancy from the get go. Actually, straight up delicious too and wonderfully seasoned. Superb example of modern Australian chardonnay. A benchmark where lean, racier style manages flavour and deliciousness. Kudos.

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