2021 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc - Damaged Label
Brilliant water like colour with a faint tinge of green around the outskirts. Leaping out of the glass are intense passionfruit, green apple and ripe gooseberry aromatics which are followed by some lime and subtle herbaceous grassy notes. Mouth watering flavours of passionfruit, lime and ripe gooseberries show terrific fruit concentration with green apple and herbaceous grassy characters in the background. Crisp acidity with a long scrumptious aftertaste.
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 flavors. Delivered in straight-up, drinkable mode on release. Screw cap.
Hand-picked fruit, cool fermentation in stainless steel, maturation on lees and early bottling. A model of consistency over 32 vintages, Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc continues to lead the way in 2021 with a combination of fruit intensity and a seeming lightness of being. It's told in 2 parts; the 1st is exuberant tropicals, citrus and herbal interplay, but it quickly moves into a state of serious intensity, filigree acidity and mealy texture. That lasting impression saturates the tastebuds and stays with you. Drink by 2023.
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