Medium intensity on the nose, with ripe strawberries, sweet spice/white pepper, and an attractive whiff of Pinot funky earthiness. A fresh and lively style, with firm tannins and but still a silky mouthfeel. On the palate there’s more forest floor, salami and cured meats, complemented by plenty of ripe cherry fruit.
Next year the Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir will include fruit from a newly acquired vineyard in Lenswood (Adelaide Hills). It will be interesting to see the contrast with this addition.
Region: Adelaide Hills
Source: Provided by producer