Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills 2019 - 750ml

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97pts Decanter

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 hint of tart mandarin providing comfort, though its firm acidity and stalky grip ensures good structure and svelte line.

93pts James Suckling

A very complex pinot noir that has a strong, whole-bunchy streak with a big hit of sappy, stalky character across red to dark cherries. Still very wound-up. The palate has a sleek, smooth feel with ripe, red-cherry and berry flavors, delivered in a succulent, juicy mode. Drink or hold.

Winemaker 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.