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2018 Shy Susan Pinot Noir

Tasmania

Exquisite premium Tasmanian Pinot Noir from Jo Marsh & Glenn James.

$65.00

Rated 4.5 out of 5
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About The Wine

Shy Susan has come out of the blocks all guns blazing with a suite of impeccable Tasmanian wines that are garnering huge critical acclaim.

Winemakers Jo Marsh and Glenn James have taken full advantage of the near-perfect growing season in 2018 and crafted a beautiful Pinot Noir here.

The majority of the fruit came from the Huon Valley, one of the premier Pinot pockets on the Apple Isle. It's silky, seductive and poised. A class act Pinot Noir that will drink wonderfully now and for the next decade plus.

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From The Producer

The 2018 season can be considered as close to perfect as you can get for Pinot Noir in Tasmania. Moderate crop, even ripening and low disease pressure.

A blend of from three mature vineyards in the Huon Valley (67%), Derwent Valley (21%) and Coal RIver valley (12%) from D2V6, MV6 and D2V5 clones.Hand harvested fruit was handled using a variety of techniques including cold soak, wild fermentation and whole bunch inclusion with one small parcel 100% whole bunch.

This was foot stomped at stages during the ferment. Other components were hand plunged twice per day. Post fermentation maceration of up to 4 weeks to build the required structure and complexity before basket pressing. Maturation in several size formats of french oak (300L to 2000L) on lees for 16 months prior to blending and bottling.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Glenn James and Jo Marsh
Glenn James and Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
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98Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From the Huon Valley (67%), Derwent Valley (21%) and Coal River Valley (12%). Hand-picked, but from there on a significant number of vinification methods were used. Shy Susan says '18 was close to perfect for pinot noir, and a quick sniff and sip brings instantaneous agreement, redoubling with every additional taste. The only pity is that the make was limited to 130 dozen." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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pleasant

2nd bottle.

First bottle I think we got carried away by the hype

2nd bottle - well good but not great. Not great body or acid

Halliday score way over the top per usual

Score 91+P

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