Gold Medal Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016
A lighter, more pure and elegant expression from Shaw + Smith in 2015, this has bright cherry compote and fresh cherry, spiced strawberries, pastry-like and biscuity savory notes, gently meaty and peppery too, this has plenty of complexity and yet shows the purity of fruit very clearly, nicely delivered. Blue fruits as well as rose-like perfume, very subtle oak here. The palate has supple and fleshy fruit, tannins are fine and even, really sweet spices that are worked into the heart of the fruit, red cherry stone finish, very even, long and fired along by crystaline, vibrant acidity. This is their best pinot to date. Drink now and for 6+ years.James Suckling.com, Top 100 Wines of Australia, January 2017
2015 is a new level for this wine due to high altitude grape sourcing, and a high percentage of whole bunches in the ferment. Root vegetable aromas among the cherry notes, which the wine has the concentration and power to accommodate.
Outstanding! 97 points Highest Rating Wine in Gourmet Traveller Wine