2022 Shaw + Smith Riesling

2022 Shaw + Smith Riesling

Notes

Intense and textural
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A great aperitif or drink with fish and chips
Cellar for up to 15 years
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
 

Vintage Tasting Notes

20222021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

 

Style

Tasting Notes
A Riesling that is both intense and textural.
Tasting Notes
A Riesling that is both intense and textural.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced from high and cool sites in Lenswood and Mt Torrens. The grapes were all hand picked. Half were whole bunch pressed and half were crushed and pressed, each fermented separately. The wine was blended and then spent four months on lees prior to bottling.
Production Notes
Sourced from high and cool sites in Lenswood and Mt Torrens. The grapes were all hand picked. Half were whole bunch pressed and half were crushed and pressed, each fermented separately. The wine was blended and then spent four months on lees prior to bottling.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Shaw + Smith have a long standing love of Riesling and believe the Adelaide Hills can produce fine examples with ageing potential. Site is most important, so much so that Shaw + Smith took a Riesling hiatus from 2010 - 2013, until preferred sites were found in Lenswood was selected in 2014.
Winemaker Notes
Shaw + Smith have a long standing love of Riesling and believe the Adelaide Hills can produce fine examples with ageing potential. Site is most important, so much so that Shaw + Smith took a Riesling hiatus from 2010 - 2013, until preferred sites were found in Lenswood was selected in 2014.

Reviews

Ray Jordan - The Vintage Journal - November 2022

The purity and precision of this Adelaide Hills riesling combined to producing a tense and tight yet expressive riesling. Has that slightly bath salts and lemon zest character on the nose while the minerally stay palate delivers with more lime characters. Gosh you could drink a bit of this over the summer. It’s a riesling that quite frankly I think perfect as a youngster yet it will handle some time in the cellar. 93 Points. 

Huon Hooke - The Real Review - October 2022

Very light colour leads into a restrained but strongly varietal bouquet of fresh and dried flower aromas. It's all about the fruit—not yeasty or estery. The palate is bright and alive, high-energy and crisp with a slight impression of sweetness at its heart before a properly dry and cleansing finish that lingers a long time. Superb flavour and intensity: a graceful wine that promises to reward extended cellaring. 96 Points.

2022 Melbourne Royal Wine Show 
Gold Medal, 95 Points. 

Shanteh Wales - The Wine Pilot - October 2022

The 2022 Riesling hails from Lenswood and Mt Torrens. A supremely aromatic example of a fine but low yielding vintage. Crunchy pink lady apples, grapefruit and lemon zest meets compressed pears and jasmine tea. The palate is concentrated and weighty delivering buckets of flavour. This is the kind of Riesling everyone would enjoy, it's perfectly balanced for an array of palates and would go down a treat with vege crudites and dip and a good old chin wag. 93 Points.

James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com - October 2022

Very distinctive nose of wild berries and flowers, together with lime-zest and fresh-pineapple notes. Very light and bright on the super-clean palate, but this is married to excellent depth of lime fruit. Long wet-stone finish that’s very dry and focused, without being a jot too tart. 93 Points.

Ray Jordan - The Vintage Journal - November 2022

The purity and precision of this Adelaide Hills riesling combined to producing a tense and tight yet expressive riesling. Has that slightly bath salts and lemon zest character on the nose while the minerally stay palate delivers with more lime characters. Gosh you could drink a bit of this over the summer. It’s a riesling that quite frankly I think perfect as a youngster yet it will handle some time in the cellar. 93 Points. 

Huon Hooke - The Real Review - October 2022

Very light colour leads into a restrained but strongly varietal bouquet of fresh and dried flower aromas. It's all about the fruit—not yeasty or estery. The palate is bright and alive, high-energy and crisp with a slight impression of sweetness at its heart before a properly dry and cleansing finish that lingers a long time. Superb flavour and intensity: a graceful wine that promises to reward extended cellaring. 96 Points.

2022 Melbourne Royal Wine Show 
Gold Medal, 95 Points. 

Shanteh Wales - The Wine Pilot - October 2022

The 2022 Riesling hails from Lenswood and Mt Torrens. A supremely aromatic example of a fine but low yielding vintage. Crunchy pink lady apples, grapefruit and lemon zest meets compressed pears and jasmine tea. The palate is concentrated and weighty delivering buckets of flavour. This is the kind of Riesling everyone would enjoy, it's perfectly balanced for an array of palates and would go down a treat with vege crudites and dip and a good old chin wag. 93 Points.

James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com - October 2022

Very distinctive nose of wild berries and flowers, together with lime-zest and fresh-pineapple notes. Very light and bright on the super-clean palate, but this is married to excellent depth of lime fruit. Long wet-stone finish that’s very dry and focused, without being a jot too tart. 93 Points.

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