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2018 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc

Adelaide Hills, SA

Australia's most loved Sauvignon Blanc.

$28.00

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About
Long accepted as the benchmark for Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc...

James Halliday (2016 release)

About The Wine

The Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc is the wine that threw down the gauntlet to the flood of NZ Sauvignon Blanc that swept across Australia.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this wine is its consistency. The fruit is managed with the utmost care. Picked from premium vineyards in the cooler parts of the Adelaide Hills, this wine is the ultimate accompaniment to long lunches and warm afternoons.

Simply put, this is the gold standard of Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc.

About Shaw + Smith

Shaw + Smith is one of the flagbearers of the Adelaide Hills wine region.  

Over 25 years they have built a brilliant brand based around refined but energetic cool climate expressions of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The wines all now comfortably rank amongst the best examples of their respective varieties in the country. The constant pursuit of excellence has seen Shaw + Smith stand out from the pack.

With the formidable talents of winemaker Adam Wadewitz at the helm, this iconic producer has never been in better form.

Murray Leake & Adam Wadewitz
Murray Leake & Adam Wadewitz
Adelaide Hills, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"If it's not broken, don't fix it. The innumerable buyers (or restaurant customers) know what they are getting with this consistently excellent example of sauvignon blanc. It's pitched between green pea/grass on the one hand, tropical on the other. It scores for its overall balance and juicy length." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A 5% DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A 10% DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $500, your final price at checkout will be $450. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.