Philip Shaw No. 8 Pinot Noir 2006 (6 x 750mL), Orange, New South Wales

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Overview

“The lucky number - My gambling number, Chinese lucky number, the ongoing eternity symbol and a snake in a knot – No.8 is the gamble.” Pinot is a hard variety to classify, with everyone having an opinion on what it should be - I can eliminate what it shouldn’t be but the rest is the gamble.”

Region:
NSW - Orange
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

92 Points & 4 Stars. "A high altitude take on the Bordeaux right bank varieties all ripened up nicely with plenty of fragrance intact; brambly ripe mulberry and blue fruits, cassis and meaty complexity in behind. The palate’s a modern, slickly structured affair, loads of bright plum and cassis flavour, finishing toasty, a fine tannin trail." Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009, Nick Stock (Australia), 2009

"...a deliciously soft wine with attractive fruit characteristics. " Sunday Life, Stuart MacGill (Australia), 26 Oct 08

90 Points. "Opens up as a pretty wine, with light, fresh red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours; does have good length and texture on the back palate and finish." James Halliday Wine Companion 2009, James Halliday (Australia), July 08

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Light/medium bright brick red.

Aroma

Fragrant fruit elegance. Sweet red fruit with raspberry, red berry and wild forest berries.

Palate

Full density of luxurious fruit weight with embracing tannins and length. From the vineyards volcanic soils the wine full of layered complexity.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal San Francisco Intertiol Wine Competition 2008 (USA), July 08

Vintage
2006
Region
NSW - Orange
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.8%

Winery Profile

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The purchase of the Koomooloo property in 1989 marked the start of an adventure and a dream realised for Philip Shaw. Much study and planning had gone into finding this site, one that was ideal for making an elegant, bright, intense wines, with its high altitude, cool climate and aspects to the North, South and East. At nearly 900m altitude, Koomooloo is one of the higher planted vineyards in Australia. The vineyard’s soil is an interesting mix of topsoil wind blown from central Australia, reputed to be some of the oldest on the planet, and volcanic red sub soil set over deep limestone. Now 20 years on, Koomooloo has 47 hectares of vines planted, all vertically trained on a single cordon. The vines are hand-pruned, shoot thinned, bunch thinned prior to veriasion to achieve the desired low crops. Fruit is hand picked at relatively low sugar levels but exhibiting bright intense fruit characters with a clearly defined varietal character. Whole bunches travel down a sorting table with 4 people on either side removing green or damaged berries, only clean fruit remains. “A great wine is a marriage between the vineyard and the winemaker. Our wines have strong, bright elegant varietal fruit character aiming for subtle rather than ripe fruit character that ages extremely well.” Philip Shaw.

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