Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Shaw & Smith Chardonnay 2010

2010 in the Adelaide Hills was a fantastic vintage which will reward people that have a cellar.  I tried this over 5 days and it showed so well. To begin with the wine was delicate yet structured while the wine opened up and built width over that period.

Shaw & Smith Chardonnay 2010

The wine starts out with a little grilled nuts with a spine of grapefruit and white nectarine providing a zippiness.  You will have to wait a while for the flavours of figs rolled in spice to build.  It is like your grandma trying to blow up an air mattress as you should come back the next day to see progress. On day one I was looking for length and balance and that is what I got in spades.  Even on day one the oak was in the background so I can safely say that the power of the fruit is brilliant.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $35
Rated: 93
Drink: 2016 - 2024

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