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

Vintage Tasting Notes

2019 | 2018 | 2016

Style

Tasting Notes
Our Lenswood vineyard gives us Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. Deep in colour, with red fruit and spice aromas. Complex and dense with a bright palate and savoury finish.
Tasting Notes
Our Lenswood vineyard gives us Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. Deep in colour, with red fruit and spice aromas. Complex and dense with a bright palate and savoury finish.

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 fermenters, either as whole bunches (around 20%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in new (30%) and used French oak puncheons.
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 fermenters, either as whole bunches (around 20%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in new (30%) and used French oak puncheons.

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

Huon Hooke - The Real Review - August 2021
Deepish red colour with a tint of purple at the rim, and a gently funky, vegetal, sulfide-tinged bouquet that suggests whole-bunch and some toasty oak. Although far from a pristine, fruity, aromatic pinot it has mystery and savoury umami complexity as well as depth and weight on the palate. It has the body and structure to go with stronger foods than the many lighter pinots. An impressive wine with oodles of character and plenty of grip, which is great drinking now and would reward cellaring. 97 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. 

 

Huon Hooke - The Real Review - August 2021
Deepish red colour with a tint of purple at the rim, and a gently funky, vegetal, sulfide-tinged bouquet that suggests whole-bunch and some toasty oak. Although far from a pristine, fruity, aromatic pinot it has mystery and savoury umami complexity as well as depth and weight on the palate. It has the body and structure to go with stronger foods than the many lighter pinots. An impressive wine with oodles of character and plenty of grip, which is great drinking now and would reward cellaring. 97 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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