Shaw & Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir 2016
This is the first release of this wine and they're off to a ripping start. Planted to an east facing site receiving good sunlight and warmth with loam over clay and shale soils. What really stood out most when tasting this wine was the abundance of exotic spices and and savoury undertones that grace the palate: cardamom, cinamon, underbrush and autumnal leaves all contribute to what is quite a savoury and serious Pinot. Texturally it holds a lot of presence and weight and the tannins are fine yet very present and persistent. A great addition to the single vineyard range of Shaw + Smith. - Ches Cook, FWC.