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Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

RM205.00

SKU:
AWS163202

Hand-picked, whole berries and whole bunches with pre and post maceration, matured on its lees in French barriques. Light medium crimson. Attractive pure red and black cherry aromas with strawberry, herb, hint savoury notes. Lovely buoyant red fruited wine with ample strawberry, red cherry fruits, some herb hint sappy notes, very good mid palate viscosity and underlying vanilla notes. This is a shockingly good Pinot Noir that really delivers a punch. Its fruit driven, varietally expressive and primary in nature but it has lovely richness of flavour, whole bunch complexity and vinosity. Drink now – or keep for a while.

Andrew Caillard MW: 95Pts; THuon Hooke: 95Pts; he Wine Pilot: 94Pts; James Suckling: 93Pts; Ned Goodwin MW: 93Pts

Tasting Profile
Full-bodied
Cherry
Oaky
Earthy
Mineral
About The Brand

Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. They make wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, from varieties that suit the cooler climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Shaw + Smith own two vineyards, in Lenswood and Balhannah. Balhannah is also home to the winery where the Tasting Room is open daily.

Growing the best possible grapes, managing vineyards sustainably, and valuing vine health, soil health, and low yields are central to the Shaw + Smith approach. In the pursuit of quality, all grapes continue to be hand-picked, and the wines are fermented, aged and bottled on site at Balhannah. The wines are vibrant, medium bodied expressions of their varieties that reflect their sites and region.

Shaw + Smith’s first vintage was in 1990, and the early vintages were made at Wirra Wirra and Petaluma. In 1999 they purchased a property at Balhannah, where they planted vines, and built the winery and tasting room in time for the 2000 vintage. In 2012 they purchased an established 20 hectare vineyard in Lenswood. As the business has grown Michael and Martin have built a formidable team to continue the evolution of Shaw + Smith, including Master of Wine David LeMire, Senior Winemaker Adam Wadewitz, Business Manager Grant Lovelock and Group Viticulturist Murray Leake.

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