Due at least in part to its perceived popularity, sauvignon blanc and its customary blending partner semillon have popped up in practically every Australian wine region conceivable, regardless of its suitability (or lack there of) to the region.
Clearly dominated by semillon on the nose, Shaw Vineyard's 2009 SSB shows aromas of citrus zest, nettle, hay and green stalk before revealing a palate that lacks both fruit character and flavour definition. It announces rather broad undertones of green bean and straw flavour, then goes on to finish quite dry and bitter-edged, with a lengthy climax pulled out by persistent semillon-derived acids, which are decidedly assertive yet just in check.
X This doesn't really play to the strengths of what the blend can achieve, but then again, I've yet to have a Canberra SSB that does. Drink now.