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.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
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
Pale and bright, with great clarity.
Aromas of pink grapefruit, with a hint of basil, underline the freshness that this wine has in abundance.
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.
Fresh prawn salad.
Medals & Trophies
Best Sauvignon Blanc in Australia - 2013 Winewise Championship Medallion
Gold Medal, 2012 Adelaide Hills Wine Show.