Shy Susan Pinot Noir 12pk 2021
Best New Winery of the Year | James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
After working with Tasmanian fruit for nearly two decades, Glenn James with his wife, Jo Marsh, have released a range of truly unique wines from some of Tasmania’s most exciting vineyards. Glenn's role as Chief Winemaker for Winemaking Tasmania comes with some pretty good perks, not least of which is the ability to year-on-year, see which vineyards are producing the best fruit. This access has given Glenn and Jo the ability to pick and choose from the 'best of the best', and attack the Shy Susan project with a no-compromise approach. Select small parcels of fruit are crafted to reflect variety, vineyard and the stylistic approach forged from Glenn’s skill and experience.
Shy Susan Pinot Noir 2021
Sourced from a 25-year-old vineyard in Tawonga, MV6 clone, 30% whole bunches, maturation in oak puncheons (45% new). A stunning, fully expressive pinot that should draw attention to the quality now to be found in the high, cool Alpine Valleys. Terrific dark red cherry hues. A purity of clean pinot aromas: cherry, cranberry, rosehip, red licorice and allspice with just a smidge of vanillin oak. Boasts texture, succulence and a degree of tannin edginess that smacks the lips and works the tastebuds.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion