Shaw and Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay 2021


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Adelaide Hills, Australia
96 points


Founded in 1989 by winemaker Martin Shaw and Master of Wine Michael Hill Smith, Shaw + Smith is a renowned winery located in the Adelaide Hills. With a vision to craft captivating and sophisticated wines that truly showcase the unique terroir and climate of the region, their team of talented winemakers, including Adam Wadewitz and Martin Shaw, meticulously tend to their three distinct vineyards in Balhannah, Lenswood, and Piccadilly.

These vineyards are strategically planted with grape varieties ideally suited to the area, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz, embodying their commitment to producing exceptional wines that reflect the essence of the Adelaide Hills.


96 points
Ned Goodwin MW

Fermented wild in new and used 500L puncheons; matured for 10 months with the occasional stir. Among the country's varietal exemplars. Transparent and tensile with an additional nuance of flavor, vibrato and mineral cohesion etched into the firmament of complexity each year. Aromas of white peaches, toasted hazelnuts, jasmine and nougatine run long. The oak, beautifully embedded, serves as a framing backdrop rather than the centrepiece. A wine of precision, intense flavor and considerable class.a

96 points
Campbell Mattinson

Sweet ripe fruit with bitterness and savouriness inlaid. Gorgeous wine. Grapefruit and peach, pear and peanut brittle, wild flings of fragrant herbs. The length, flow and harmony of this combine to sensational effect. Mineral, tonic and lemonade-like characters linger through the aftertaste. An absolute treat.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2041
Food pairing
A luxurious match with kingfish ceviche.

Tasting Profile

A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site. Pale lemon straw colour. Restrained on the nose, with white flowers and a touch of struck match.
A long, fine, and delicate palate but with underlying intensity of fruit, with chamomile, lemon pith and slightly under-ripe nectarine notes. Understated, with purity and finesse, but there is also texture and drive that hint at the great potential to age.

Shaw and Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Shaw and Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

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