95 Points - Huon Hooke "This is an outstanding Aussie sauvignon"
2018 was a standout year. Expect pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness.
From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers. Hand picked. Cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by maturation on lees. Early bottling to retain freshness. Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity. Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: Adelaide Hills, SA ABV: 12.5%
95 Points - Huon Hooke
This is an outstanding Aussie sauvignon, perhaps the best that Shaw + Smith have made. It is superbly fragrant and fresh, scented with lemon, lime, grapefruit and floral touches. Passionfruit is there but not too overt. Its intense, delicate and light on its feet, begging another sip.