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Philip Shaw No 8 Pinot Noir

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

If anyone can get pinot noir right in the Orange region, it's Philip Shaw. This is a sterling effort for the year, and shows smells of red berries, earthiness and subtle rose florals on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied and quite tight, with more raspberry flavours, licks of savoury earthiness, a touch of spice, fine tannins, and a bright, spotless finish. This will benefit from another year or two in bottle to fully reveal itself - but a good decant should also do the trick.

Winemaker's Notes

Our No. 8 displayed a rich medium to very bright red colour. On the nose its fragrant red berry fruit characters have beautiful upright complexity. The flavour has excellent fruit density, with soft mouth filling characteristics. This Pinot Noir has abundant length of bright fruit varietal flavours and texture on the palate; it's complex, complete and with age comes further development.

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Philip Shaw No 8 Pinot Noir

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Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
Evolved colour, delicate with strawberry red fruit aromas that lead to a strawberry flavoured silky palate with sustained length and great delicacy to the flavour, tannin and acid texture. Needs food.
2015
Rob Geddes MW
90
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Delicious wine with a sweetly varietal red berry-filled pinot aroma and a touch of spice. The palate is fleshy and ripe with generous varietal flavour. The drought year 2009 is exactly in the mould pinot preserved strawberry aromas full deep middle palate and silky tannins. Good food wine
Rob Geddes MW
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Very gentle and restrained, this delicate, earlier-maturing pinot has a musky, dusty perfume of raspberries, cherries and earthy, meaty undertones backed by nuances of tobacco and lifted by a floral scent. Its supple, almost fragile palate of fresh cherry/plum/berry fruit is underpinned by fine, rather ethereal and faintly sappy tannins, finishing with faintly green-edged acids. Keep for a couple of years.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Delicious wine with a sweetly varietal red berry-filled pinot aroma and a touch of spice. The palate is fleshy and ripe with generous varietal flavour. The drought year 2009 is exactly in the mould pinot preserved strawberry aromas full deep middle palate and silky tannins. Good food wine
Rob Geddes MW
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Delicious wine with a sweetly varietal red berry-filled pinot aroma and a touch of spice. The palate is fleshy and ripe with generous varietal flavour.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Opens up as a pretty wine, with light, fresh red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours; does have good length and texture on the back-palate and finish. Ready now.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Delicious wine with a sweetly varietal red berry-filled pinot aroma and a touch of spice. The palate is fleshy and ripe with generous varietal flavour.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
The Philip Shaw vineyard at Orange in New South Wales reaches to as high as goo m above sea level, making for cool grape growing conditions. This pinot noir spends a year in French oak, all of it new or one year old. 2006 RELEASE The Orange region rarely springs to mind when thoughts turn to pinot noir, but this is a lovely wine. For starters, it tastes like pinot noir, with sour cherry and sap flooding the palate, sawdusty, cedary, creamy oak then offering substantial support. It rings clear and bright through the finish - if it weren't so expensive, it would be worth hunting out. DRINK 2008-2013.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Right in the slot of the current Peter Lehmann style; high quality fruit in the first place, then sensitive but positive winemaking; blackberry fruits, fine, ripe tannins and seamlessly welded French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95

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