2014 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir
Tony Love - The Advertiser - 26 Nov 2016
Critics bandy around the term “pinosity” — in a word, all the allure of this much adored wine swirling in your glass — and it’s here in spades, a delightful fragrance that suggests native bush florals, exotic spices, even dripping forest leaves, which all seem to spill into your mouth with light-footed fruits such as red cherry and red plum, not forgetting those wafting aromas again and again, carried silkily with just enough finishing tension to tie down lighter game dishes. Drink with: Quail, pancetta, juniper
James Halliday - Halliday Magazine - June/July 2016
Hand-picked, whole berries and whole bunches with pre and post maceration, matured on lees in French barriques. Excellent clarity and hue; resonates exceptional winemaking choices, the bouquet ultra-fragrant, the palate silky and sibilant, the full array of red fruits led by strawberrry and red cherries but not stopping there. Next to Ashton Hills, King of the Adelaide Hills.