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2018 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc

This is an outstanding Aussie sauvignon, perhaps the best that Shaw + Smith have made.'
95 Points - Huon Hooke

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$149.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • The classic. The Australian standard, and one the finest vintages ever made from Shaw + Smith. Outstanding growing season has given this wine a real sense of presence and drive, with passionfruit, chalk, lime cordial and grapefruit. Stunning wine, and will get better with a little extra time in bottle.


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

    Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity.

    Typically it shows a pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness.

    Region: Adelaide Hills
    Winemaker: Adam Wadewitz, Martin Shaw
    Alcohol Content: 12.0
    Closure: Screwcap


    'This is an outstanding Aussie sauvignon, perhaps the best that Shaw + Smith have made. It is superbly fragrant and fresh, scented with lemon, lime, grapefruit and floral touches. Passionfruit is there but not too overt. It's intense, delicate and light on its feet, begging another sip. 5 stars.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke, 100 Top New Release Wines

    'Vignerons Martin Shaw and Michael Hill-Smith are cousins who clearly think along the same lines when it comes to fashioning Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. This has became something of a trendsetter in the cool-climate Adelaide Hills, splendidly capturing the variety's stunning, attractively restrained, tropical nuances.'
    John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph

    'Back in 1989, when it was first released, Shaw + Smith sauvignon blanc was the “next big thing”. It helped pave the way for sauvignon blanc’s immense popularity over the past 30 years and remains a “go to” choice for its many fans. A sustainably-produced Adelaide Hills benchmark, it is slightly tweaked each year by winemaker Adam Wadewitz, depending on the vintage, but it remains supremely stylish with zippy grapefruit characters on the palate. Outstanding with fresh seafood and best enjoyed in its youth, this remains as fashionable as ever.'
    Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine

    'Nicely balanced, finely tuned, lemon-lime orientated with a splash of passionfruit in bouquet and palate. Touches of herbal detail, dash of pepper. Has a juiciness and some chalky grip in tow. It’s very nicely put together, feels very easy to drink. Not a lot of complexity, but little detail goes a long way. No issue in recommending.'
    91 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

    'I can’t recall being more impressed with a new S+S savvy than this one. It has a wonderfully fragrant bouquet of lemon, lime and grapefruit, with background passionfruit and floral notes. Intense and fresh in the mouth; it’s light, vibrant and ultra-refreshing.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'The recognition and respect this wine garners is incredible, so when winemaker Martin Shaw humbly suggests this is one of the finest vintages he can remember, take note. The style has moved now to definite citrus and drilling down to pink grapefruit characters, here also rose petal and camomile tea notes, a delicate coat of powdery pith in the mouthfeel. It’s pretty with a delicious light spice that shimmers with natural acidity, and is most pleasing to splash alongside yum cha style dishes. 4.5 Stars'
    Tony Love, Adelaide Advertiser

    'Early warmth at the start of January settled down to more even temperatures, protracting the growing season and resulting in a superbly balanced wine. Notes of lime cordial, pink grapefruit juice and summer herbs do a good job of staving off the winter vibes. The acid sinks into the palate like you would into a comfortable armchair while pithy textures softly grip the sides and back of the mouth. A pleasure to drink.'
    Morgan Dunn, The Australian