2021 Shaw + Smith Riesling

Adelaide Hills, SA

Cool, classic, dry Adelaide Hills Riesling. Casual drinking 101 from Shaw + Smith.


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This is about as delicious as a young riesling gets... Delightful is the word.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

While the Sauvignon Blanc may get the lion's share of attention from the public, it's not the only crisp dry white in the Shaw + Smith arsenal.

Their Riesling flies a little under the radar, but it's absolutely worth exploring. The cool nights and high altitude in Lenswood makes for the perfect place to grow a clean, pure version of the variety.

They make this in a dry style, looking for citrus and floral aromatics with a long, fine line of acidity. You can drink it now, you can cellar it, it's a great each way bet.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

A Riesling that is both intense and textural.

Perfectly balanced flavours include exotic fruits, citrus and orange blossom. The length is long and profound. A great aperitif or drink with fish and chips.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Lenswood Vineyard
Lenswood Vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Very pale, water-like appearance. The nose is very shy and reserved, very young and unevolved, with sotto voce whispers of lemon pith and lime peel. There is a dab of sweetness that appears early on the palate, which just softens the steeliness a fraction. It remains very delicate, subtle, pared-back and promising to produce more charms if given more time. Intensity and length are very good." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

The Wine Front

"This is about as delicious as a young riesling gets. The fruit is forward, generous and just plain lovely. Lime and chalk, green apple and passionfruit, star anise and a seltzer/mineral character. It has length too; it’s not all up-front. Delightful is the word." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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