2015 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills SKU #1310827

$29.99

JH 95 JS 95
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K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "Hand picked and sorted. Combination of whole berry and whole bunch fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak, majority puncheons. Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. We 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." Winemaker Adam Wadewitz is one of Australia's up and coming stars having one the prestigeous Jimmy Watson Trophy back in 2012 at just 33 years of age.

Staff Reviews

  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    9/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a very elegant Pinot Noir from a higher elevation site. Its location gives it lifted, bright acidity and a strong spicy quality. Sweet, soft fruit complements the acid and spice and they all feel perfectly in balance. This really is phenomenal Pinot Noir, more similar to Burgundy than California. Would be a fantastic dinner or gift bottle.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    9/15/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The aromatics of this Pinot will have you falling in love long before the wine even hits you lips. Such a beautiful perfume of alpine strawberries, rose petals, fresh raspberry, sweet baking spices, bramble leaf, agar wood. The nose is pronounced and fruit focused but there is so much more than just simple fruit. One the palate a similarly complex cacophony of flavors intermingle. The wine is elegant and medium bodied; a cool, crunchiness of fresh berries pervades every corner of the palate. This is a very pure, polished wine with super fine tannins, perfectly integrated acidity, expertly judged ripeness and extraction. It really is a beautiful wine shows the exotic, aromatic side of Pinot Noir but without even a suggestion of over ripeness or heaviness. Stunning value too.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    8/15/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Very pretty rose petal and bright cherry nose. Starts out spicy on the palate and fleshes out with ripe strawberry and dark, black cherry fruit. Background notes of baking spices and white pepper with a nice, finely acidic finish. Really, just a lovely, lovely Pinot Noir!

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