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Philip Shaw - The Wirewalker Pinot Noir 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: New South Wales
  • Wine Maker: Philip Shaw
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 16 (2009) JH: 91 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

The Wire Walker is a light garnet red in colour. The nose is perfumed exhibiting ripe red cherry, strawberry and a touch of mocha. There is an element of spice and savouriness on the palate with good fruit weight and depth of flavour. It is a medium bodied elegant wine with bright succulent fruit.

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 (2009)16 pts

Tasted Mar 2012 - 12 months in French oak (20% new). Very pale pinky ruby. Sweet, delicately but quite exotically perfumed. Sweet on the mid palate, simple but juicy on the finish. (JH)

James Halliday (2015)91 pts

Destemmed, sorted and split, 15% whole bunches wild-fermented in closed fermenters, extended maceration of selected parcels, matured in oak. Youthful, bright crimson-purple; spicy cinnamon overtones to the fruit, partly ex oak. It doesn't have a lot in its locker to start with, but makes sure it leaves nothing behind with its racy, briary red fruits. Might best be enjoyed sooner than later.

Vinification Notes

The wine was monitored and tasted daily and the cap was managed accordingly. Extended maceration on selected parcels gave greater depth and savoury characteristics. The wine was pressed and racked to oak for maturation. It was then left to evolve in oak for 10 - 12 months before blending for bottling.