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2017 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir 375ml

2017 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir 375ml

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$149.94 (Case 6 x 375ml)

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  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. 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. 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.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Has the perfume that is fast becoming the hallmark of all Shaw + Smith Pinots, and the sleight of hand that imbues these wines with the power, intensity and length that becomes more and more apparent each time you return to the glass. The flavours are of wild or not fully ripened strawberries, with all sorts of spice and hints of violets.

    94 POINTS

    NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    A combination of whole berry and whole bunch, this richly flavoured, mid-weight pinot has spent 15 days on skins, ensuring a skirt of ripe, svelte tannin. These keep scents of bing cherry, raspberry, wood smoke and a carnal whiff of autumnal forest and whole cluster bristle focused and savoury. A spurt of juicy acidity pulls it all far and wide. This is the finest riff on this cuvee tasted in a long time.

    94 POINTS

    JEREMY OLIVER


    Perfumed and elegant, supple and sappy; pristine red cherries, berries and dusty herbal notes, cedary oak; long, fine-grained palate.

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Medium to full red colour with a good purple tinge. The bouquet is quite strong on stemmy bunchy characters, invoking root vegetables, pepper and dried herbs. The wine is slightly lean and firm in tannin, the structure suggesting it will go well with protein-rich food and also reward some cellaring. It's quite a bunchy style, too, and could benefit from another year in bottle. A very serious pinot.

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Medium to full red colour with a good purple tinge. The bouquet is quite strong on stemmy bunchy characters, invoking root vegetables, pepper and dried herbs. The wine is slightly lean and firm in tannin, the structure suggesting it will go well with protein-rich food and also reward some cellaring. It's quite a bunchy style, too, and could benefit from another year in bottle. A very serious pinot.

    93 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    The last Shaw + Smith wine to rate a score below 90/100 was the 2010 Pinot Noir (89+). Which means that every Shaw + Smith wine of the past eight years has scored 90 or above. 'Shaw + Smith: Never A Bad Wine'. For pure pleasure this wine has it going on. No demands; all delivery. Cherry-plum and indeed macerated berries in general, though these flavours are delivered minus the attitude; it's not a surly wine, its cheerful. Spice notes, creamy oak, violets and musk. There's a subtle sweetness to the fruit, almost a raspberried character, but it's threaded with spice. It's varietal. It's refreshing. It's not deep but it's not too light. Dum-de-dum. You can almost hear it whistling while it works.

    90 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Medium to light red colour with brick and purple reflections. The bouquet is sappy, smoky and beetroot scented, the palate light to medium-bodied and sinewy, with some tangy acidity and lean profile. The finish is slightly sappy and quite long.