Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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$21.90 per Bottle
$262.80 per case
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Overview

Sauvignon Blanc is a regional specialty in the cooler Adelaide Hills. First produced by Shaw + Smith in 1990 -now widely regarded as the benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc.

Beautiful weather, without extremes of temperature, produced pristine fruit with great flavours.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

UNMISTAKABLE sauvignon blanc, and very much a product of the 2012 vintage; the cool to mild year impacting with wonderful drive and thrilling fruit expression. At first a heady mix of passionfruit and an almost exotic creaminess, then its trademark twang of pink grapefruit that lasts and lasts. This flag bearer is better than ever this year.

Value: Can't disappoint | Food: Szechuan fish

4.5 Glasses - Tony Love - Taste (11th July 2012)

Confession time. I wasn't a big fan of the last two vintages of the Adelaide Hills; most famous wine, eclipsed by the Chardonnay and Shiraz of the same estate. But the brand new 2012 is nothing less than stunning, returning to the classic purity that first put this wine on the map. Its citrus profile is spot on, spiced up with fresh passionfruit which lingers long on a soft, fine, mineral finish. Rating 93 - Drink to 2013 Tyson Stelzer, tysonsltezer.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale and bright, with great clarity.

Aroma

Aromas of pink grapefruit, with a hint of basil, underline the freshness that this wine has in abundance.

Palate

On the palate the hallmarks of 2012 come the fore: intensity of fruit, length of flavour, and purity of varietal character. As always the style is a ripe expression of Sauvignon Blanc, reflected in the juicy midpalate texture. Bone dry and unoaked to maximize freshness.

Food Matching

Fresh prawn salad.

Medals & Trophies

Best Sauvignon Blanc in Australia - 2013 Winewise Championship Medallion

Gold Medal, 2012 Adelaide Hills Wine Show.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realize a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, a single vineyard Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and more recently small batches of Riesling and Pinot Noir.

The Vineyards

M3 Vineyard

Shaw + Smith's 42 hectare M3 Vineyard at Woodside was planted in 1994 and takes its name from owners Michael and Matthew Hill Smith and cousin Martin Shaw. This vineyard consistently produces outstanding Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with great concentration and fruit purity. All grapes are hand picked. The soils are sandy loam over red-yellow clay with some shale.Average altitude 420 metres.

Balhannah Vineyards

In 1999 Shaw + Smith bought this picturesque 46 hectare property between Balhannah and Hahndorf. In 2000 the winery was built and Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling were planted. All grapes are hand picked. The soil is free draining sandy loam over red clay with underlying quartzite and shale. Average altitude 420 metres.

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