“Outstanding” – 97 Points Huon Hooke
“This is their best pinot to date.” – 96 Points Nick Stock
Gold – International Wine Challenge 2017
Gold – Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016
Pinot Noir is the most temperamental of varieties and remains a challenge for site, season and winemaking – Shaw + Smith has joined the quest albeit in a ‘small batch’ way. First produced experimentally in 2004 and commercially in 2007. Site selection, the right clonal mix, miniscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.
“2015 is a new level for this wine, due to high-altitude grape sourcing and a high percentage of whole bunches in the ferment. Root-vegetable aromas among the cherry notes, which the wine has the concentration and power to accommodate. Outstanding” – 97 Points Huon Hooke for Gourmet Traveller Wine
“A lighter, more pure and elegant expression from Shaw + Smith in 2015, this has bright cherry compote and fresh cherry, spiced strawberries, pastry-like and biscuity savory notes, gently meaty and peppery too, this has plenty of complexity and yet shows the purity of fruit very clearly, nicely delivered. Blue fruits as well as rose-like perfume, very subtle oak here. The palate has supple and fleshy fruit, tannins are fine and even, really sweet spices that are worked into the heart of the fruit, red cherry stone finish, very even, long and fired along by crystaline, vibrant acidity. This is their best pinot to date.” – 96 Points Nick Stock