Shaw and Smith

Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.361 ratings
9.514 pro ratings
Tasmania, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Gorgeous perfume - I could smell this for hours. Medium weight on the palate with those trade mark silky tannins. Noticeable whole bunch influence. Coal River in Tasmania is hot right now for the production of top class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Interestingly the grapes are taken in refrigerated containers to the Adelaide Hills for vinification at Shaw and Smith.

Gorgeous perfume - I could smell this for hours. Medium weight on the palate with those trade mark silky tannins. Noticeable whole bunch influence. Coal River in Tasmania is hot right now for the production of top class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Interestingly the grapes are taken in refrigerated containers to the Adelaide Hills for vinification at Shaw and Smith.

Oct 31st, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Fantastic tension between the crystalline fruit and the stemmy, herbal texture. There's something evocative of great Burgundy here, but rarely have I come across old world wine that so well matches pure fruit with the intensity of whole cluster qualities. I don't know that this wine could have been made anywhere else than Tasmania.

Fantastic tension between the crystalline fruit and the stemmy, herbal texture. There's something evocative of great Burgundy here, but rarely have I come across old world wine that so well matches pure fruit with the intensity of whole cluster qualities. I don't know that this wine could have been made anywhere else than Tasmania.

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2017
Lyn Farmer

Beautiful wine, like 1er Cru Pommard with more herbs and easier acudity. Medium body, fine med plus acidity and a great match with food. Persistent long finish. Just terrific

Beautiful wine, like 1er Cru Pommard with more herbs and easier acudity. Medium body, fine med plus acidity and a great match with food. Persistent long finish. Just terrific

Apr 14th, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.3

Burgundy in Tasmania. Incredible.

Burgundy in Tasmania. Incredible.

Sep 18th, 2015
Anna Pooley

Fragrant, structured with mineral line

Fragrant, structured with mineral line

Oct 29th, 2013
Michael Medina

Super perfumed Pinot noir. From Tasmania, Australia?!? Awesome wine, from an unlikely source.

Super perfumed Pinot noir. From Tasmania, Australia?!? Awesome wine, from an unlikely source.

Jul 5th, 2019
Martijn

Very soft and easily accesable but do not let that fool you. Great power in this wine. Paired with lobster and veal blade steak. Matched perfectly.

Very soft and easily accesable but do not let that fool you. Great power in this wine. Paired with lobster and veal blade steak. Matched perfectly.

May 26th, 2019
Effin Jamalludin

Gorgeous...nose has bright red berries, tomatoes, dried leaves and stem. Palate starts with a fizz and sweetness with balanced tang. Amazing flavours and a tad savoury. Wonder how much better the 2014 wouldve been

Gorgeous...nose has bright red berries, tomatoes, dried leaves and stem. Palate starts with a fizz and sweetness with balanced tang. Amazing flavours and a tad savoury. Wonder how much better the 2014 wouldve been

Apr 19th, 2019
Ned Gray Creed

My first Tasmania Pinot. That had some pop for cool climate. Ripe and round. Not to the level of RRV Pinot because it did have some tension and brightness. I'd try some more vintages.

My first Tasmania Pinot. That had some pop for cool climate. Ripe and round. Not to the level of RRV Pinot because it did have some tension and brightness. I'd try some more vintages.

Aug 31st, 2017
Jeremy Pollard

Classy wine. It's clearly too young to show its best, yet it's already good drinking. Likely overpriced for what it offers.

Classy wine. It's clearly too young to show its best, yet it's already good drinking. Likely overpriced for what it offers.

Jul 30th, 2017