2019 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

2019 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

Notes

Perfumed and delicate with silky tannins.
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Enjoy in a large red wine glass, with some charcuterie
Ideal drinking until 2021
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
The 2019 vintage has depth of flavour and concentration, with darker fruit, spice and a savoury edge. A structured and textural wine from a low yielding year.
Tasting Notes
The 2019 vintage has depth of flavour and concentration, with darker fruit, spice and a savoury edge. A structured and textural wine from a low yielding year.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
The 2019 growing season was one that challenged even the most experienced and well equipped vignerons. Those that made the most of it produced small crops of very clean fruit with wonderful flavour and intensity. Natural acidity is a feature in all of the wines despite the warm dry summer.
Production Notes
The 2019 growing season was one that challenged even the most experienced and well equipped vignerons. Those that made the most of it produced small crops of very clean fruit with wonderful flavour and intensity. Natural acidity is a feature in all of the wines despite the warm dry summer.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Pinot Noir is the most temperamental of varieties and remains a challenge for site, season and winemaking - Shaw + Smith has joined the quest albeit in a ‘small batch’ way. First produced experimentally in 2004 and commercially in 2007. Site selection, the right clonal mix, minuscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.
Winemaker Notes
Pinot Noir is the most temperamental of varieties and remains a challenge for site, season and winemaking - Shaw + Smith has joined the quest albeit in a ‘small batch’ way. First produced experimentally in 2004 and commercially in 2007. Site selection, the right clonal mix, minuscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.

Reviews


Angus Hughson - Winepilot.com - July 2020

On the palate the wine is equally generous – fleshy fruit that is complex and dense underpinned by supple tannins. There are also some pretty autumnal elements – spice, truffle and meat in the background for additional interest. It finishes long and strong too driven by that powerful core of fruit. The wine probably won’t last as long as some other vintages but delivers flavour and complexity in spades right now and over the medium term.

Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – June 2020

It would be fair to say that Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir has improved greatly over the years. This is fresh, well powered and structured, overtly varietal, neat-as-a-pin and yet inherently complex. It makes all the right moves. It’s all undergrowth, garden herbs, cherry plum and spices; I’d even say that it reminds you of the specialness of wine. In short, it’s very good. I’d buy it and I’d recommend it. 94 points.


Huon Hooke - The Real Review – March 2020 

Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple and a bright, brooding aroma of dark cherry which is very rich and concentrated. The palate flavour is sumptuous and mouth-filling, with substantial structure and firm tannins. Rich, fruit-sweet, decadent and powerful, with some bitterness in the tannins which will evaporate in the presence of food and/or after a little bottle-ageing. A serious pinot of real depth, concentration and structure. Impressive stuff and good value. 95 Points.


Angus Hughson - Winepilot.com - July 2020

On the palate the wine is equally generous – fleshy fruit that is complex and dense underpinned by supple tannins. There are also some pretty autumnal elements – spice, truffle and meat in the background for additional interest. It finishes long and strong too driven by that powerful core of fruit. The wine probably won’t last as long as some other vintages but delivers flavour and complexity in spades right now and over the medium term.

Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – June 2020

It would be fair to say that Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir has improved greatly over the years. This is fresh, well powered and structured, overtly varietal, neat-as-a-pin and yet inherently complex. It makes all the right moves. It’s all undergrowth, garden herbs, cherry plum and spices; I’d even say that it reminds you of the specialness of wine. In short, it’s very good. I’d buy it and I’d recommend it. 94 points.


Huon Hooke - The Real Review – March 2020 

Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple and a bright, brooding aroma of dark cherry which is very rich and concentrated. The palate flavour is sumptuous and mouth-filling, with substantial structure and firm tannins. Rich, fruit-sweet, decadent and powerful, with some bitterness in the tannins which will evaporate in the presence of food and/or after a little bottle-ageing. A serious pinot of real depth, concentration and structure. Impressive stuff and good value. 95 Points.

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