Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
The gorgeous, seductive nose is so complex – blossom, vegetal, fleshy, mineral, forest – that it’s a challenge to figure out exactly how so many elements to the bouquet are drawn together. Lean white peach forms the core of the palate, while the hint of flint and granite lick at the edges, but a rich, running stream of mid-palate flavour intrigues and draws you back in for another look. 97 points David Sly – Decanter – July 2021
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Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Site selection is particularly important in the Adelaide Hills, with its diversity of altitude, aspect, microclimate, and soil. We also use a number of different cultivars or ‘clones’ of each grape variety, which contribute different qualities to the final product.