2012 Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc

12 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $29.00 | Cracka Rating: 4/56


Producer: Shaw & Smith Type: White Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Region: Adelaide Hills, SA


RRP: $32.51
Our Price: $24.99 /Bottle
Sold in cases of 12 bottles (750 ml)
Case Price: $299.88
2012 Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc CrackaWines James Halliday 96 Tyson Stelzer 93
  • Colour - Pale and bright, with great clarity.

    Bouquet - 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.

    Cellaring - Shaw + Smith has a preference for young fresh Sauvignon Blanc, best drunk within 18 months of bottling.

    Service - Fresh prawn salad

    Winemaker - Martin Shaw and Darryl Catlin
    Cracka Wine Rating90
  • Colour - Pale and bright, with great clarity.

    Bouquet - 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.

    Cellaring - Shaw + Smith has a preference for young fresh Sauvignon Blanc, best drunk within 18 months of bottling.

    Service - Fresh prawn salad

    Winemaker - Martin Shaw and Darryl Catlin
  • James Halliday says:

    Pale Straw-green; has the usual laser precision of this wine, amplified by the perfect growing season and low yields; the bouquet and palate hover between grapefruit and tropical aromas and flavours, the palate with excellent persistence and length. AustraliaÕs best Sauvignon Blanc.

    Best Drinking: To 2014
    96

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    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.

    Best Drinking: 2012 - 2013
    Wine Taste Special Edition 77 - Adelaide Hills Whites
    93

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    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.

    Best Drinking: 2012-2013
    Wine Taste Special Edition 77
    93

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    Detailed aromas with apple, pear, lime zest, low key cucumber and green capsicum, along with passionfruit aromatics. The palate has weight and texture with a silky glide, and green garden herbs flavours.

    Best Drinking: 2014
    Rob Geddes MW
    90

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    Finely made, with a dusty, nutty but largely fruit-driven presence of gooseberry, passionfruit and lychee flavours backed by a hint of grassiness. Its succulent, juicy and intensely flavoured palate reveals a hint of cassis and a broad, mouthfilling presence, but lacks its customary focus and clarity.

    Best Drinking: 2013-2014
    The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
    90

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