2018 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir
Top tier Pinot Noir of intricacy and poise, with vibrant acid, and nuanced layers of flavour and texture. The 2018 vintage has presence, grip, crunch and lots of perfume including notes of blood orange and Campari.
'From a vineyard planted in ’99 at an altitude of 500m, pocked with loam over clay and a shale substrata. This is a richly flavoured pinot, belying the chiffonesque tannins and ethereal glide across the palate. Think root spice, generous red fruit references and forest floor to dill accents. Long punchy with a carapace of gentle – but nicely pliant – tannins guiding it all long. 95 Points.' - Nick Stock- Jamessuckling.com - July 2020