2020 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc Half Bottle

2020 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc Half Bottle

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A great aperitif or serve with seafood
Best drinking within two years
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Produced using sustainable practices


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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. The 2016 has intensity and generosity, showing darker fruits: a reflection of an excellent warm, yet even, season.
Tasting Notes
Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. The 2016 has intensity and generosity, showing darker fruits: a reflection of an excellent warm, yet even, season.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
From low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south. Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak for fourteen months, of which one third was new. September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average.
Production Notes
From low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south. Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak for fourteen months, of which one third was new. September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average.

Story

Winemaker Notes
The Adelaide Hills was long considered too cool to ripen Shiraz. By the early 2000s, though, the potential for outstanding Shiraz from the right sites in the Adelaide Hills was compelling, and the first Shaw + Smith Shiraz was made in the 2002 vintage. Since then, Shiraz in the Hills has gone from strength to strength, its hallmarks being fragrance, intensity, and medium bodied elegance.
Winemaker Notes
The Adelaide Hills was long considered too cool to ripen Shiraz. By the early 2000s, though, the potential for outstanding Shiraz from the right sites in the Adelaide Hills was compelling, and the first Shaw + Smith Shiraz was made in the 2002 vintage. Since then, Shiraz in the Hills has gone from strength to strength, its hallmarks being fragrance, intensity, and medium bodied elegance.

Reviews

David Sly - Decanter - August 2020 

The familiar Shaw + Smith take on clean, lean Sauvignon Blanc continues to confidently champion a distinctive Adelaide Hills style rather than chase other more overt and pungent examples. The nose is full and ripe, more zesty grapefruit than gooseberry, with the slightest hint of cut lawn. The body is too slim to slide into tropical fruit territory, with its firm acidic spine keeping the citrus accent sharp and crisp. Friendly and self-assured, it’s a worthy dinner table companion. 93 points. 

The Real Review - Bob Campbell - August 2020 

Delicious sauvignon blanc with fragrant lemon, citrus, wild flowers, white peach and stone fruit flavours. It has a truly ethereal texture and gentle, fruity acidity. Power delivered with great subtlety. Wonderful purity. 95 points.  

Jamessuckling.com - July 2020 

A very fresh, ripe and mouthwatering edition of this staple Adelaide Hills sauvignon that has such intense perfume, ranging from jasmine to nectarines, limes, peaches, passion fruit, melon and more. The palate is a riot of fresh, fleshy passion-fruit, nectarine and lime flavor. Very supple, fleshy and complete. Drink now. 93 points.

David Sly - Decanter - August 2020 

The familiar Shaw + Smith take on clean, lean Sauvignon Blanc continues to confidently champion a distinctive Adelaide Hills style rather than chase other more overt and pungent examples. The nose is full and ripe, more zesty grapefruit than gooseberry, with the slightest hint of cut lawn. The body is too slim to slide into tropical fruit territory, with its firm acidic spine keeping the citrus accent sharp and crisp. Friendly and self-assured, it’s a worthy dinner table companion. 93 points. 

The Real Review - Bob Campbell - August 2020 

Delicious sauvignon blanc with fragrant lemon, citrus, wild flowers, white peach and stone fruit flavours. It has a truly ethereal texture and gentle, fruity acidity. Power delivered with great subtlety. Wonderful purity. 95 points.  

Jamessuckling.com - July 2020 

A very fresh, ripe and mouthwatering edition of this staple Adelaide Hills sauvignon that has such intense perfume, ranging from jasmine to nectarines, limes, peaches, passion fruit, melon and more. The palate is a riot of fresh, fleshy passion-fruit, nectarine and lime flavor. Very supple, fleshy and complete. Drink now. 93 points.

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