2019 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir

Notes

Fragrant and layered single site Pinot Noir.
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A glorious match with crispy-skinned duck
Will reward careful cellaring for up to 12 years
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

Style

Tasting Notes
Our Lenswood vineyard gives us Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. The 2016 shows prettiness and structure, with mid-palate generosity and open-ness, and intense perfume.
Tasting Notes
Our Lenswood vineyard gives us Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. The 2016 shows prettiness and structure, with mid-palate generosity and open-ness, and intense perfume.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from our Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, before being tipped into open fermentors, either as whole bunches (around 30%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined.
Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from our Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, before being tipped into open fermentors, either as whole bunches (around 30%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined.

Story

Winemaker Notes
First planted in 1999, our Lenswood vineyard combines high altitude, mature vines, and diverse aspects, including cool east and south facing blocks. It is a great source for wines that can stand alone as single vineyard releases, with the balance to reward ageing.
Winemaker Notes
First planted in 1999, our Lenswood vineyard combines high altitude, mature vines, and diverse aspects, including cool east and south facing blocks. It is a great source for wines that can stand alone as single vineyard releases, with the balance to reward ageing.

Reviews

David Sly - Decanter - July 2021

The type of taut, edgy Pinot Noir the Adelaide Hills has struggled to capture, despite the region being heavily planted to the variety. This is a model of winemaking restraint, allowing the vineyard to shine, with fleshy cherry and a hint of tart mandarin providing comfort, though its firm acidity and stalky grip ensures good structure and svelte line. 97 points 
 

Gary Walsh - The Wine Front - July 2021 

Vineyard planted in 1999. A bit of the old whole bunch, and raised in puncheons. Adelaide Hills now making some inroads in to making good Pinot Noir.

Fragrant, yet earthy. It’s all about sweet dark spice, bergamot, just- cooked brown bread, and dark cherries. Medium-bodied, earthy and sappy, but sweetly fruited, baked plum and star anise, rhubarb and mushroom umami quality. Tannin is well-bedded in, with a lovely bit of chew to it, and the finish is spicy, perfumed and long, a little orange zest in the aftertaste. Really very good. Heaps of character. Likely better again with a couple more years in bottle. 94 points. 

 

David Sly - Decanter - July 2021

The type of taut, edgy Pinot Noir the Adelaide Hills has struggled to capture, despite the region being heavily planted to the variety. This is a model of winemaking restraint, allowing the vineyard to shine, with fleshy cherry and a hint of tart mandarin providing comfort, though its firm acidity and stalky grip ensures good structure and svelte line. 97 points 
 

Gary Walsh - The Wine Front - July 2021 

Vineyard planted in 1999. A bit of the old whole bunch, and raised in puncheons. Adelaide Hills now making some inroads in to making good Pinot Noir.

Fragrant, yet earthy. It’s all about sweet dark spice, bergamot, just- cooked brown bread, and dark cherries. Medium-bodied, earthy and sappy, but sweetly fruited, baked plum and star anise, rhubarb and mushroom umami quality. Tannin is well-bedded in, with a lovely bit of chew to it, and the finish is spicy, perfumed and long, a little orange zest in the aftertaste. Really very good. Heaps of character. Likely better again with a couple more years in bottle. 94 points. 

 

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