- Gold - International Wine Challenge 2017
- 97 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING - Top 100 Wines of Australia: "The fourth vintage under Shaw & Smith control, this has such immediate appeal and attractive style it will be hard to see this wine making it to many cellars. The nose is super expressive with swirling spicy red cherries and boysenberry-scented pinot noir fruit. It's gently sappy, showing some herbal notes and toasty, spicy oak. The palate has intensity, depth and length; it's fleshy and supple through the middle, but the ever-so-slightly tart red-cherry flavors are mouth-wateringly fresh. The tannins are perfectly groomed, and the acidity is pitch-perfect. A great vintage: They have totally nailed it! Drink now."
- 97 Punkte Weekend West - Ray Jordan: "Demonstrating the virtues of Tasmania for pinot noir, this stunning wine comes from a single site in the Coal River Valley. Notes of sour cherry and spices with a little cinnamon and clove. Palate is smooth and textured but with a fine, firmish core of chalky tannins and fine-grained oak. Lick of precise acid to finish. An impressive wine."
- Hobart Mercury - Graeme Phillips: "Wonderfully perfumed with beautifully balanced fruit and juiciness and exceptional persistence. A truly seductive cracker."
- 97 Punkte JAMES HALLIDAY Top 100 Wines: "Bright, clear crimson; this is right up there with the best of the best from a great Tasmanian vintage, sharing the alluring, perfumed fruits and the integrity of high quality tannins proficing the structure for a long future. There is a purity to the red and black cherry/berry fruits that shines through the portals of the savoury/spicy tannins. A luminous future will richly repay those who are patient."
- 5* The Advertiser - Tony Love: "From the famed Coal River Valley Tolpuddle vineyard outside Hobart, there?s an immediate ?wow? to this, a wonderfully expressive mix of pinot personality, black cherry fruit feels, a supportive proportion of whole grape bunch influence, like biting into a softly ripe stem, that integrates with fine, spicy oak notes ? an engaging attraction that then relinquishes to a desirable pinot purity, ethereal, seductive and utterly delicious. Drink with: Rich, spicy roast duck"
- 94 Punkte The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson: "It?s no shrinking violet. It?s pinot noir in a cursive, elaborate script. Herbs flounce, spices flay, twigs trip through sour cherry and beet. A gentle infusion of woodsmoke, orange peel and roasted nuts adds to the feeling that summer has passed, and autumn is well upon us. I like this. It?s complex in a seamless, engaging manner. It combines personality with discipline; it finishes taut and controlled. If it was walking down the street you?d sneak a second look or two."
|James Halliday:||97 JH|
|James Suckling:||97 JS|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Source Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir is entirely from the Tolpuddle Vineyard, first planted in 1988. The Tolpuddle Vineyard was purchased by Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw in 2011. First planted in 1988 by Tony Jordan and Garry Crittenden with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it has since established a reputation for growing exceptional quality grapes. The vineyard took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were transported to Australia in 1834 for starting an agrarian union. The leader of the group, George Loveless, served part of his sentence working on a property near Richmond called GlenAyr, part of which is now the Tolpuddle vineyard. The 20 hectare north east facing vineyard is located in the Coal River Valley, which is in a rain shadow, so is dry but cold. The dry climate ensures there is very low disease pressure, which in turn means that they can leave the grapes on the vines for longer to ensure they ripen fully. The soil is light silica over sandstone and of moderate vigour, ensuring well-balanced vines. In 2006 the vineyard won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year award, reflecting the performance of this unique and distinguished site. Winemaker: Martin Shaw & Adam Wadewitz Vintage notes: There were good rains through to mid-January. It then remained cool and dry through to harvest - ideal conditions for flavour development. Moderate yields of perfectly healthy fruit were picked a touch earlier than average in late-March/early-April. Winemakers comments: Barrique - ja, ca. 9 Monate in französischer Eiche, 1/3 davon war neu Vinification The grapes were all hand-picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging. The wine was aged in French oak, of which about one third was new. Style This wine is true to the Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir style: intensely aromatic balanced with savoury spice notes from whole bunch fermentation, along with purity of varietal expression, fresh acidity and firm tannins. The 2015 vintage is particularly concentrated, and has great potential for ageing. Your favourite recipe for this wine: Duck History In 1988, local farmers the Casimaty family joined forces with two of Australia's foremost wine business trailblazers, Garry Crittenden and Tony Jordan, to plant a vineyard to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vineyard was called Tolpuddle, and it took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs, whose reward for starting England's first agrarian union was to be deported to Australia. The leader of the group, George Loveless, served part of his sentence working on a property near Richmond called GlenAyr, part of which is now Tolpuddle Vineyard|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||Weinhandlung Martin Apell, Eugen Richter Strasse 109, 34134 Kassel|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Shaw + Smith Pty Ltd, 136 Jones Road, Balhannah, 5242, Australien|