Chardonnay Lenswood Vineyard 2021

SHAW + SMITH

Chardonnay Lenswood Vineyard
2021

  • Sustainable
  • Vegan
  • In conversion

$102.78*

* Suggested retail price

10 case(s) available

Product code
306715
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Available
Type of product
Still wine
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Colour
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Producer's website

About this winery

Shaw + Smith winery was founded in 1989 by Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw with the goal of producing elegant, refined, world class wines from the cool climate Adelaide hills region of Australia. That Shaw + Smith have succeeded in spades should come as no surprise given the resumes of the winery's two founders. Michael Hill Smith was born into wine, a member of the Yalumba family. A Cordon Bleu trained chef, wine writer, wine judge, and Australia's first Master of Wine he relished the...

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Tasting notes

A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site. Pale lemon straw colour. Restrained on the nose, with white flowers and a touch of struck match. A long, fine, and delicate palate but with underlying intensity of fruit, with chamomile, lemon pith and slightly under-ripe nectarine notes. Understated, with purity and finesse, but there is also texture and drive that hint at the great potential to age

Press reviews

James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

- 96 points -

February 2023

Fermented wild in new and used 500L puncheons; matured for 10 months with the occasional stir. Among the country's varietal exemplars. Transparent and tensile with an additional nuance of flavour, vibrato and mineral cohesion etched into the firmament of complexity each year. White peach, toasted hazelnut, jasmine and nougatine teem long. The oak, nestled beautifully, serves as a framing backdrop rather than the centrepiece. A wine of precision, intense flavours and immense class.

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