Shaw + Smith began over lunch in 1989, when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise their dreams and make wine together. Located in the Adelaide Hills, they specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, M3 Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir. With a reputation ranking them among Australia’s best, Shaw + Smith’s 2016 sauvignon blanc is no exception.
Shaw + Smith have established themselves as one of, if not the foremost producer of sauvignon blanc in Australia, and there’s not a doubt in my mind as to why.
Long accepted as the Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc to set your standards by, the Shaw + Smith 2016 release is a super light, fresh take on the popular drink.
While this sauv blanc is pretty comprehensive on the tropical fruit front, the flavours are restrained enough to not overwhelm your palate–quite on the contrary, this wine is super lightweight and easy to drink. Its pure and balanced finish helps you finish off the bottle before you’re ready to see it go.