2021 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc

Notes

Aromatic, fresh and lively
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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

2021 Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Note

Style

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Hand picked. Cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by maturation on lees. Early bottling to retain freshness.
Production Notes
Hand picked. Cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by maturation on lees. Early bottling to retain freshness.

Story

Winemaker Notes
From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers.
Winemaker Notes
From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers.

Reviews

Christina Pickard - Wine Enthusiast - Januart 2022

This is a particularly delicious bottling from one of the Adelaide Hills region's most well-known names. Bright peach and citrus fruit bounce from the glass, with more delicate floral notes just behind. There's almost none of the green veg pungency found in many New World Sauvignons. The palate offers equally vibrant fruit flavors. It glides along a creamy texture, finishing long and refreshing. 93 points. 

Tyson Stelzer - Wine Buisness Monthly - January 2022

Shaw + Smith’s famous Sauvignon continues to hit new heights, and the cool 2021 season draws out its refreshing side without wanting for anything in power or punch. The full spectrum of Sauvignon character is laid out in a grand panorama spanning everything from cut grass to sweet gooseberries and passionfruit, centred emphatically on lemon citrus. Grand length and concentration. 94 points

Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – January 2022

Varietal flavours are clear but then so too is texture and restraint. This is a pretty sophisticated release. Lemongrass and tropical fruit flavours meet gunmetal, blackcurrant bud and mango skin. It carries all this flavour/texture and yet it remains impeccably neat. 93 Point

Ozwinereview.com - Andrew Graham - October 2021

Handpicked fruit has always been a hallmark here, reflecting the attention to detail that flows across the whole Shaw & Smith empire. There is also a contained generosity, with green melon, some sort of tropical fruit, and crisp – but not harsh – acidity. Maybe less grassy and ‘typical’ than some years, and feels better for it. It’s not a complex wine, but doesn’t pretend too – it’s just a good drink. 92/100 

Ray Jordan - The Western Australian - September 2021

Cracking good vintage has produced this cracking good savvy. These guys were one of the first to get this thing called sauvignon blanc happening and it is continuing to be an incredibly reliable and popular wine. Crisp, pure and immensely flavoursome. Restrained tropical fruit and a twist of lemon to lift and there you go. Oh, and a sprinkle of dried herbs. 93/100

Erin Larkin - The Post - September 2021 

Handpicked, cool ferment in stainless followed by maturation on lees, this is the 32nd vintage of the S+S SB. It is a wonderful vintage that is cool, long and restrained. A touch of sweat, thiol and funk on the nose alongside oodles of sweet sugar snap peas, crunchy spring florals and iceberg lettuce. On the palate there is the addition of juniper, cassis, white currant, and lemon pith. Another great release - this wine is iconic for a reason. 94 Points 

Angus Hughson - Wine Pilot - September 2021

The wine that put Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc on the global map, and it is in stellar form with not only bright, pure and powerful fruits but also fine detail and complexity. Primarily passionfruit and honeydew melon aromas with hints of green bean and citrus provide a delicious youthful vitality and freshness. It is followed by quite a full and generous palate for sauvignon blanc underscored by tangy acidity. This is a sauvignon blanc with plenty of flavour that is finely balanced and finishes with subtle herbal complexity. Enjoy with King George Whiting and gently steamed greens. 93 Points 

Tony Love - InDaily - July 2021

Even with this wine’s remarkable consistency over 30 years, it still shows vintage variation when coming from a cooler season such as the 2021, ripening slowly for heightened aromatics sitting somewhere between snow pea and citrus, including leaf, flower and fruit. The flavour senses bring all that together with peppery spice and a touch of sorrel, entertaining the palate with great, pithy grapefruit texture. In founder Martin Shaw’s words: “It’s as good a Sauvignon as we’ve put out in recent years. We’re thrilled.” And so they should be.

Nick Stock – jamessuckling.com – June 2021 

A very strong vintage for this popular Adelaide Hills sauvignon, it sits in a deliciously ripe yet fresh zone and is bathed in peach, nectarine, green-mango and passion-fruit aromas and flavours. Delivered in straight-up, drinkable mode on release. 94 points 

Winsor Dobbin - Ciao - August 2021

The 2021 vintage has just been released - and it remains a market leader. Think grapefruit, citrus and guava notes with very brisk acidity. A wine to be enjoyed in all its youthful playfulness. 

Christina Pickard - Wine Enthusiast - Januart 2022

This is a particularly delicious bottling from one of the Adelaide Hills region's most well-known names. Bright peach and citrus fruit bounce from the glass, with more delicate floral notes just behind. There's almost none of the green veg pungency found in many New World Sauvignons. The palate offers equally vibrant fruit flavors. It glides along a creamy texture, finishing long and refreshing. 93 points. 

Tyson Stelzer - Wine Buisness Monthly - January 2022

Shaw + Smith’s famous Sauvignon continues to hit new heights, and the cool 2021 season draws out its refreshing side without wanting for anything in power or punch. The full spectrum of Sauvignon character is laid out in a grand panorama spanning everything from cut grass to sweet gooseberries and passionfruit, centred emphatically on lemon citrus. Grand length and concentration. 94 points

Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – January 2022

Varietal flavours are clear but then so too is texture and restraint. This is a pretty sophisticated release. Lemongrass and tropical fruit flavours meet gunmetal, blackcurrant bud and mango skin. It carries all this flavour/texture and yet it remains impeccably neat. 93 Point

Ozwinereview.com - Andrew Graham - October 2021

Handpicked fruit has always been a hallmark here, reflecting the attention to detail that flows across the whole Shaw & Smith empire. There is also a contained generosity, with green melon, some sort of tropical fruit, and crisp – but not harsh – acidity. Maybe less grassy and ‘typical’ than some years, and feels better for it. It’s not a complex wine, but doesn’t pretend too – it’s just a good drink. 92/100 

Ray Jordan - The Western Australian - September 2021

Cracking good vintage has produced this cracking good savvy. These guys were one of the first to get this thing called sauvignon blanc happening and it is continuing to be an incredibly reliable and popular wine. Crisp, pure and immensely flavoursome. Restrained tropical fruit and a twist of lemon to lift and there you go. Oh, and a sprinkle of dried herbs. 93/100

Erin Larkin - The Post - September 2021 

Handpicked, cool ferment in stainless followed by maturation on lees, this is the 32nd vintage of the S+S SB. It is a wonderful vintage that is cool, long and restrained. A touch of sweat, thiol and funk on the nose alongside oodles of sweet sugar snap peas, crunchy spring florals and iceberg lettuce. On the palate there is the addition of juniper, cassis, white currant, and lemon pith. Another great release - this wine is iconic for a reason. 94 Points 

Angus Hughson - Wine Pilot - September 2021

The wine that put Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc on the global map, and it is in stellar form with not only bright, pure and powerful fruits but also fine detail and complexity. Primarily passionfruit and honeydew melon aromas with hints of green bean and citrus provide a delicious youthful vitality and freshness. It is followed by quite a full and generous palate for sauvignon blanc underscored by tangy acidity. This is a sauvignon blanc with plenty of flavour that is finely balanced and finishes with subtle herbal complexity. Enjoy with King George Whiting and gently steamed greens. 93 Points 

Tony Love - InDaily - July 2021

Even with this wine’s remarkable consistency over 30 years, it still shows vintage variation when coming from a cooler season such as the 2021, ripening slowly for heightened aromatics sitting somewhere between snow pea and citrus, including leaf, flower and fruit. The flavour senses bring all that together with peppery spice and a touch of sorrel, entertaining the palate with great, pithy grapefruit texture. In founder Martin Shaw’s words: “It’s as good a Sauvignon as we’ve put out in recent years. We’re thrilled.” And so they should be.

Nick Stock – jamessuckling.com – June 2021 

A very strong vintage for this popular Adelaide Hills sauvignon, it sits in a deliciously ripe yet fresh zone and is bathed in peach, nectarine, green-mango and passion-fruit aromas and flavours. Delivered in straight-up, drinkable mode on release. 94 points 

Winsor Dobbin - Ciao - August 2021

The 2021 vintage has just been released - and it remains a market leader. Think grapefruit, citrus and guava notes with very brisk acidity. A wine to be enjoyed in all its youthful playfulness. 

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