Sultry chardonnay

Shaw-and-Smith-Lenswood-Chardonnay-2014Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay 2014, Adelaide Hills, AUD $85

This new wine, from Shaw + Smith’s coolest vineyard (at 500 metres), is an absolute screamer. A delicate yet powerful wine with tremendous precision and intensely focused flavours, citrus, malt, vanilla and mineral notes dominating. Creamy lees touches. Superb harmony; great wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: Drink now to 12 years

Food: A mixed assortment of sushi

Stockists: Shaw + Smith Wines; Armadale Cellars (Vic.); Five Way Cellars (NSW)

Ranked #2 of 26 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Adelaide Hills

Price Benchmark: AUD $72.50 Avg 97pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Australia

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