Shaw and Smith

Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.370 ratings
9.418 pro ratings
Tasmania, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

See previous notes - sadly my last bottle of the 2013. A wonderful Pinot Noir. Along with the red fruits and lovely perfume a distinctly earthy note. The medium bodied palate is polished, fine and long. Owned and made by Shaw + Smith who are based in the Adelaide Hills and transport the grapes from this exceptional terroir in the Coal River Tasmania in refrigerated containers to be vinified in the Adelaide Hills. Quite a daunting exercise but on the evidence of this wine - an absolute triumph.

See previous notes - sadly my last bottle of the 2013. A wonderful Pinot Noir. Along with the red fruits and lovely perfume a distinctly earthy note. The medium bodied palate is polished, fine and long. Owned and made by Shaw + Smith who are based in the Adelaide Hills and transport the grapes from this exceptional terroir in the Coal River Tasmania in refrigerated containers to be vinified in the Adelaide Hills. Quite a daunting exercise but on the evidence of this wine - an absolute triumph.

Dec 10th, 2022
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.

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Bob McDonald

Dusty stalky stemmy notes which with aeration gave more Red berry perfume but still showing whole bunch. On the palate, Restrained - more Burgundian than new world. The fruit is dialled back in favour of vegetal savouriness and some red berry fruit. A class act. Tasted again 77 weeks later with consistent notes. A nice sweetness to the palate amongst the stalky gingery characters. On 20th November 2018.

Dusty stalky stemmy notes which with aeration gave more Red berry perfume but still showing whole bunch. On the palate, Restrained - more Burgundian than new world. The fruit is dialled back in favour of vegetal savouriness and some red berry fruit. A class act. Tasted again 77 weeks later with consistent notes. A nice sweetness to the palate amongst the stalky gingery characters. On 20th November 2018.

May 28th, 2017
Bob McDonald

I have purchased Tolpuddle Pinot Noir since the inaugural vintage in 2012 and they have all been great Pinots. The latest 2015 is no exception with whole bunch vegetal aromas. Spicy cherry and savoury plum flavours with medium + intensity. Good cellaring potential of 5 to 10 years.

I have purchased Tolpuddle Pinot Noir since the inaugural vintage in 2012 and they have all been great Pinots. The latest 2015 is no exception with whole bunch vegetal aromas. Spicy cherry and savoury plum flavours with medium + intensity. Good cellaring potential of 5 to 10 years.

Jan 1st, 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
Bob McDonald

At a recent tasting at Berry Bros London of MWs this wine received a lot of praise. Initial toffee oak notes with a hint of cinnamon. A spotlessly clean palate reflecting the purity of Tasmanian wines. Light to medium weight palate yet good concentration. A delicious wine to be admired. 18. #aussiewine

At a recent tasting at Berry Bros London of MWs this wine received a lot of praise. Initial toffee oak notes with a hint of cinnamon. A spotlessly clean palate reflecting the purity of Tasmanian wines. Light to medium weight palate yet good concentration. A delicious wine to be admired. 18. #aussiewine

Jun 30th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Delightfully fragrant perfume. Easy power on the palate. Fine silky tannins with a persistent finish. From the Coal River - highly credentialed wine making from Shaw and Smith. Tassie Pinot does not get much better than this. Up there with Freycinet IMO. 18. Tasted again 10th April 2016. Comments as previous with perhaps a more savoury and less aromatic wine but still first class. Tasted again on 17th February 2018 with consistent notes.

Delightfully fragrant perfume. Easy power on the palate. Fine silky tannins with a persistent finish. From the Coal River - highly credentialed wine making from Shaw and Smith. Tassie Pinot does not get much better than this. Up there with Freycinet IMO. 18. Tasted again 10th April 2016. Comments as previous with perhaps a more savoury and less aromatic wine but still first class. Tasted again on 17th February 2018 with consistent notes.

Oct 9th, 2014
Anna Pooley

Fragrant, structured with mineral line

Fragrant, structured with mineral line

Oct 29th, 2013