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Philip Shaw - No 8 Pinot Noir 2015/18

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: New South Wales
  • Wine Maker: Philip Shaw
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JH: 94 (2015) WF: 91 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Light to medium colour with pink/red hues. Bright varietal fruit aromas on the nose - red cherry, tarry oak with earthy tones. The palate reflects the aroma with soft delicate cherry fruit supported by fresh oak and moreish tannins.

Winery Information

Philip Shaw

Pioneers of unconventional tradition! Philip Shaw has been making wine for 56 years. Twice International Winemaker of the Year and Australian Winemaker of the Year. The wines are estate grown and made at Koomooloo Vineyard. Sitting in one of the coolest and highest growing regions in Australia, Orange. The vineyard is unique for Australia with over 10 passes by hand. All the grapes are hand sorted into the winery. Delivering wines of elegance, structure, power and the stamp of the dirt! Our.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2015)94 pts

Hand-picked, fermented in batches, 15% of each parcel whole bunches, the remainder destemmed, open-fermented, some batches given extended post-ferment maceration, matured in oak for 10 months. Has plenty going for it, the fragrant bouquet attractive, but not telling of the intensity and drive on the palate, where red and black cherry fruit meshes with spices and fine-grained savoury tannins, the oak subtle and integrated.

Wine Front (2013)91 pts

Trophy winner at the recent Orange wine show. Red fruits, boiled cherry sweets, pine forest and sap, gentle vanilla and spice. Light to medium bodied, sweet red fruit pared back with clean acidity and stalky herbal flavours. Like the rasp of tannin that keeps it feeling a little more dry than the fruit would have you believe. Finish is pretty convincing too, though a bit sweet and herbal. Needs a little more time in bottle to savoury up.

Vinification Notes

The grapes are hand sorted into bins. T he bins are then tipped into open fermenters with as much whole fruit as possible. Due to the cool nature of the season no stem was included in the ferment. The ferments generally take around 3 - 5 days to get started. The cap is allowed to partially sink, the wine was drained and pressed. The wine is drained directly into barrel and aged on full solids for 18 months, which allows texture to build in the wine.