Get 500 bonus points Register now!

2014 Shaw and Smith Pinot Noir

Cracka Value Rating
Out of Stock
product
SAVE
0
%
  • medal
  • In Stock, ready for dispatch. More info
shop similar wines

Cracka Review

This is Shaw + Smith's newest member of the family - a delightfully plush and juicy Pinot Noir sourced from the higher, cooler bits of the Adelaide Hills. Delicious, vibrant Pinot Noir that is immediately drinkable.

Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker's Comments

Delicate, fragrant, light to medium bodied but with deceptive power, firm tannins, and medium term ageing potential.

Vinification

Hand picked to avoid fruit damage. Combination of whole berry and whole bunch fermentation. Extended time on skins pre and post ferment allowing gentle extraction.

Maturation

Matured on lees in French barriques.

Aroma

There is floral perfume on the nose.

Palate

Textured palate, with red cherry and spice notes. Snappy acidity and fine but grippy tannins keep it fresh and taut.

Food Matching

Roast pigeon breast & confit leg, boudin noir & quince.

Alc/Vol: 12.5%

expert reviews about

2014 Shaw and Smith Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Hand-picked, whole berries and whole bunches, 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 strawberry and red cherries, but not stopping there. Next to Ashton Hills, King of the Adelaide Hills pinots.
Australian Wine Companion
96
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Shaw & Smith is on a steep trajectory into the wonderful world of pinot noir, and this is a particularly skilfully crafted release with a confident future before it. A perfumed and accurate nose of rose hip, pure morello cherry and brambles glides into a poised, elegant and tangy palate of finely textured structure and confident, firm tannins, finishing with excellent persistence.
2017-2027
Wine Taste Weekly Edition 149
95
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (2010 Vintage) says
A quite primary-fruited pinot, which is perfumed with violets, cherries and rose-petals, then hints of liqueur-cherry and tealeaf in the mouth. Soft, smooth tannins and length and finesse on the palate. Just a little clinical and hopefully will build more character in time.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep 2012
93
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Terrific value any way you look at this. This is a composed, bright pinot that offers strawberry and cherry fruits, some light earth and spicy complexity. The palate delivers bright, tangy wild red cherry-flavoured fruit, nicely balanced, elegant and juicy.
Good Wine Guide 2013
93
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Supple, sweetly flavoured and restrained, with a delicate floral bouquet of rose petals, raspberries red cherries backed by musky spices, chocolate/cedary oak and earthy undertones. Its sappy, confiture-like palate of ripe cherries, raspberries is underpinned by a pliant, loose-knit spine, finishing with a lingering core of juicy flavour.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
90
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Enticing almost cassis black fruits and oatmeal oak. Thick texture and massive flavour yet controlled alcohol sweetness with good drive past middle to the finish super clean more-ish big wine. The 2010 has the sheen of a great maker pale colour but exotic nose with summer pudding fruit and floral notes and subtle barnyard edge. The palate attacks immediately rich and creamy full of silky juicy ripe and immediately delightfully varietally correct fruit. Very good current drinking.
Rob Geddes MW
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Enticing almost cassis black fruits and oatmeal oak. Thick texture and massive flavour yet controlled alcohol sweetness with good drive past middle to the finish super clean more-ish big wine. The 2010 has the sheen of a great maker pale colour but exotic nose with summer pudding fruit and floral notes and subtle barnyard edge. The palate attacks immediately rich and creamy full of silky juicy ripe and immediately delightfully varietally correct fruit. Very good current drinking.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This is a cryptic and complex young Adelaide Hills pinot with a tightly structured yet silken palate - the classic iron fist in a velvet glove. Bright mid-red colour, plenty of red cherry fruit, some Earl Grey tea and gentle bergamot too, complex and pristine. Red cherry/berry flavours run the length of the palate, some darker fruits build through the back and bright acidity holds it right on the line, lifting skywards through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Enticing almost cassis black fruits and oatmeal oak. Thick texture and massive flavour yet controlled alcohol sweetness with good drive past middle to the finish super clean more-ish big wine. The 2010 has the sheen of a great maker pale colour but exotic nose with summer pudding fruit and floral notes and subtle barnyard edge. The palate attacks immediately rich and creamy full of silky juicy ripe and immediately delightfully varietally correct fruit. Very good current drinking.
Rob Geddes MW
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Positive red-purple hue; aromatic spice, berry and sous bois fruit on the bouquet translates into a generous palate, of ripe fruit running through the long finish.with plenty
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; light- to medium-bodied; supple, smooth, spicy plummy fruit; restrained oak, good length; promising start.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90

real reviews

real customers

Your Shopping Cart
per { item.properties.per } per case