2018 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Chardonnay
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Shaw + Smith is one of the most prestigious producers of the Adelaide Hills wine region.
From blocks three and four in our Lenswood Vineyard. First planted in 1999, it has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges.
This wine presents a precise and linear style of Chardonnay, rather than the more opulent M3.
"Tightly wound, very precise, lemon zest, flint, struck match, light cinnamon spice, faintly creamy but oh so subtle, exceptional length, understatement, a sense of drive and vitality. Smooth mover. No hair out of place. Pedigree gear. Luxury wine. Fancy from the get go. Actually, straight up delicious too and wonderfully seasoned. Superb example of modern Australian chardonnay. A benchmark where lean, racier style manages flavour and deliciousness. Kudos." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)