James Halliday- 95 Points, From the high Lenswood estate block, 30% whole bunches and the rest whole berries. Matured for 10 months in French puncheons. This wine is so delicate to start that you could miss its genuine class at first. That would be a shame, because what lies beneath is most beguiling and has every chance of awakening into something very, very special over the next few years. Fragrant with violet notes and blueberries, puckered with gentle savoury spice and acidity. And these are just the first layers beginning to unfold. Be patient. Decant for now. James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021
Shaw + Smith is an alliance between cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill-Smith. Their aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that are outstanding examples of their type made from grapes grown in the Adelaide Hills. Shaw + Smith specialise in grape varieties suited to the cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Shiraz. The vineyard is located on a 28 ha property planted at Woodside Vineyard with new plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir at Balhannah.