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2021 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

A beautifully dark fruited Adelaide Hills Pinot from the Shaw + Smith team, in elegantly fine form.

HIGH SCORE

$50.00

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About
Arrives as a fully fledged pinot noir, complex and intriguing.

Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir is one of the most exemplary versions of this wonderful variety from the Adelaide Hills.

Winemaker Adam Wadewitz has put together an excellent release from the fruit predominantly from the Shaw + Smith Lenswood vineyard. It's deceptively powerful, boasting delicious dark cherry flavours and fine, silky tannins.

This wine will capture the imagination of most Pinot Noir lovers.

About Shaw + Smith

Shaw + Smith is one of the flagbearers of the Adelaide Hills wine region.  

Over 25 years they have built a brilliant brand based around refined but energetic cool climate expressions of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The wines all now comfortably rank amongst the best examples of their respective varieties in the country. The constant pursuit of excellence has seen Shaw + Smith stand out from the pack.

With the formidable talents of winemaker Adam Wadewitz at the helm, this iconic producer has never been in better form.

Murray Leake & Adam Wadewitz
Murray Leake & Adam Wadewitz
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Shows black cherry, darker fruits, underlying gamey aromas with great flavour and length.

Hand picked and sorted. Combination of whole berry and whole bunch (20%) fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak, majority puncheons./p>

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Lenswood Vineyard
Lenswood Vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Love the tannin structure of this wine. It feels both perfumed and inlaid with fruit, but more impressively it sheets across the wine in a wide spread, integrated and balanced while at the same time being assertive. It gives the wine a bit of class, not that it lacked it in the first place. This is a polished release, with varietal red berried fruit flavours splashed with earth, chicory and dry spice. It’s ultra primary now, as you’d expect, but it feels settled, and so it’s already drinking well. Fruit and the formation of tannin here though are its main quality markers." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

91Points
The Real Review

"Deepish red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is meaty at first and plummy and cherry beneath, with a lick of toasty oak, while the palate is firm and direct, intense and faintly gritty-textured, with abundant tannins and decent length. This has some depth and pinosity to it and would reward a little cellar time." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Arrives as a fully fledged pinot noir, complex and intriguing. Starts with a wealth of dark fruits, forest floor, bracken, earthy notes and woodsy spice, before launching into a sweeping, textural palate, glossy and even. Oak adds some extra creamy, spicy complexity and, boy, it runs long." - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
JamesSuckling.com

"A beautifully crafted pinot, as always, with focused fruit, subtle undertones of cedar and leather and hints of foie gras. It’s full-bodied, but not heavy, with plenty of tension and focus. Bright acidity with depth and length. Impressive. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - JamesSuckling.com

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