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Philip Shaw No. 19 Sauvignon Blanc

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Wines with altitude is a good way of describing the Philip Shaw brand - not only do they come from one of the highest regions in Australia, they are also blessed with the touch of one of the best in the business. This is Savvy to the max with lifted passionfruit, mineral and floral aromas before unleashing a flavour hit of rich tropicality, delicate texture and weight, as well as being balanced and long.

Winemaker's Notes

Our No.19 has a lively colour; light, bright straw with hints of green which gives an indication of the aroma. Typical of Sauvignon Blanc, fresh fruit jumps from the glass with passionfruit, florals and minerals. The flavour in the mouth follows suit with ripe varietal flavours a fine texture, lovely weight, intensity and length. Classic and fresh, yet complex.

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Philip Shaw No. 19 Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
You won't be disappointed here with fresh red and green chillies rather than capsicum, leafy vegetables and rhubarb. The essence of this wine seems to be artful assemblage of several different components making the palate complex, has great texture and is ripe with subtle pineapple, stone fruit flavours, medium long and well structured slightly dry finish. Most will be drunk before its ready in 2015.
Rob Geddes MW
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Complex and funky, with a pungent, herbaceous, mineral and bathpowder-like bouquet of gooseberries, passionfruit and lychees backed by greenish notes of tinned beans. It's very intense, with a viscous, rather fatty palate of bright passionfruit, lychee and gooseberry flavours backed by herbaceous notes and minerals, finishing with a hint of sweetness and steely, slightly brittle acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Infused with the cool, zesty minerality of its 900m altitude, this is a sauv of lime blossom, red apple and guava fruits. A stone fruit fleshiness to the palate lends body, depth and considerable length, making it a versatile food partner.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Stylish and contemporary, with a lightly grassy fragrance of passionfruit and gooseberries backed by a faint minerality. Long and tangy, with fresh melon and gooseberry flavour underpinned by a fine chalkiness, it finishes with savoury, briny nuances. It's mineral and reductive, and likely to flesh out as it ages.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
An interesting and complex sauvignon blanc with the suggestion of some barrel fermentation inputs; its flavours are full and intense, but largely in a grassy/herbal/asparagus spectrum. Refreshingly different.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
One of the top five in Australia. Grassy, tropical fruit, exceptional texture and flavour complexity, lively with persistent flavour to the finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This well-made wine has impressive concentration and composure with sweet, fragrant florals like white gardenia flowers, and gentle white nectarine, some hints of tropicals too. The palate has a fine texture and flavour placed right the way along. Balanced, zesty finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Very shapely and refreshing, with a pristine and deeply scented aroma of passionfruit, gooseberries and cassis backed by nuances of white flowers and a mineral note. It's sculpted and elegant, delivering a crystal-clear core of bright varietal flavour underpinned by fine, chalky phenolics before finishing long and savoury with a lingering minerality.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A complex sauvignon with grassy and tropical fruit, exceptional flavour complexity and very good quality, well balanced with persistent flavour to the finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Attractive tropical/gooseberry aromas and flavours, the palate light on its feet, and with a crisp and lively finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Philip Shaw's take on Orange sauvignon is all about altitude, showing restrained tropical fruits, some lighter sweet fruit perfume and orange citrus oil. The palate plays rich texture against bristling acidity, really zesty and intense, melon-flavoured finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Elegant and restrained, this fruit-driven sauvignon blanc presents a lightly grassy, long, smooth and gentle expression of lychee, passionfruit and gooseberry flavour wrapped in a refreshing, lemony acidity. It's fine and cultured, very easy to drink.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
One of the top five in Australia. Grassy, tropical fruit, exceptional texture and flavour complexity, lively with persistent flavour to the finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean bouquet; an intense mix on the palate of herb, grass, asparagus, gooseberry and redcurrant; long carry and finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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