Steve Smith MW has a formidable reputation in the wine industry and Brian Sheth is an investor and wildlife conservationist with a strong love for New Zealand. Smith & Sheth was born through their love of fine wine. Together they hand select only the best fruit from exceptional vineyards, then nurture, blend and bottle wines that express the beauty and character of a place and the passion of its people.
Smith and Sheth CRU Heretaunga Albarino 2020
Pale straw coloured with refreshing lemon, lime and ripe nectarine characters. Flavours of honeysuckle and stonefruit mingle with a subtle saltiness that provides a savoury taste to the wine. Rich and full bodied yet fresh with mouth-watering crisp acidity giving great balance, length and structure.
“A voluptuous Albariño that caresses the palate with its silken texture and its heady peach and apricot flavors. There’s plentiful concentration and mouthcoating texture, and an attractive salty note on the finish. The acidity is gently refreshing rather than crisp in this ripe expression. My only minor grumble is the slight warmth from the 14% alcohol on the conclusion. Drink in youth to enjoy its aromatic blossom.” 2020 – 2022
91 Points, Rebecca Gibb MW, vinous, Nov 2020