Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 108701
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH95
  • RP90
  • WS90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • JH94
  • 2000
  • WS88
  • ST87
  • 1998
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Whole bunches were crushed, chilled and pressed before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation as we look to protect fruit purity and natural acidity.

A benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc. Unwooded to maximise varietal punch. Fresh and zippy with pronounced "pink grapefruit" characters. Ripe middle palate finishing with racy acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Practice makes perfect, as does attention to the most minute detail. Pale straw-green, it has a complex bouquet with notes of herb and lychee followed by an intense, tightly focused palate with a touch of kiwifruit hiding behind the minerally acidity that binds the wine into a coherent whole. "
95 Points

"This white is bright and zingy, offering pretty apple, grapefruit and lime flavors that blossom on a supple frame and persist nicely. Drink now 250 cases imported."
90 Points

"The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc gives intense grapefruit peel, lemon juice, orange blossom and lime leaf aromas. Bone dry (less than 2 g/l residual sugar), crisp and medium bodied, this wine lends a bit of viscous/creamy texture to generous flavor concentration, continuing through the long finish. Drink it now to 2013."
90 Points

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Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realize a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, a single vineyard Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and more recently small batches of Riesling and Pinot Noir. Our vision is to make exciting, refined wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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