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Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Adelaide Hills, AUD $26-$29

This vintage seems especially aromatic. It’s pale coloured and scented with fragrant lemons and limes. It’s fresh and alive all-round. The palate has the richness of a warm, ripe year as well as lovely refreshing acidity. The grapes were all hand-picked, and no acid was added. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: Best now to five years

Food: Steamed blue-eye with capsicum purée

Stockists: Shaw + Smith Wines; Parkhill Cellars – Vic; Ivy Bottle Shop – NSW (AU)

Ranked #1 of 21 2016 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Adelaide Hills

Price Benchmark: AUD $26.50 Avg 92pt 2016 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Australia

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