Bicheno, East Coast
13.5 per cent YOUTHFUL garnet colour, the nose and palate a little ungiving at this stage needing a good decanting to reveal deep, sweet, black cherry aromas and flavours on an elegantly structured palate with supple, beautifully integrated tannins and the promise of greater depth, power and pleasure to come. TOLPUDDLE 2012 PINOT NOIR
13.0 per cent
Richmond, Coal River Valley
A STUNNING first release by acclaimed Adelaide Hills- based Shaw + Smith, who bought the Tolpuddle vineyard in 2011. Depth, power, great fruit intensity, succulent acidity and quite wonderful drive and carry through to a long, elegant finish. A great food wine now and just hinting at the complexity that a few more years will bring.