When it comes to Pinot, Shoofly is convinced the best wines are coming from their eastern neighbors in the Yarra Valley. It's easy to see why - this wine shows the purity of fruit that is
so easily lost with this fickle variety. The aromas and flavors mirror one another with light cherry, spicy floral notes and hints of vanilla. The silky texture envelops the palate while the balanced flavors welcomingly linger on the finish.
Excellent, deep and clear, red-purple; the cherry/spice aromas of the bouquet are followed by a strongly structured palate, its black cherry and plum fruit supported by savoury/foresty tannin-derived nuances. Amazing price - will repay cellaring if you can keep your hands off it.
Bright red. Fresh red berries, rose and allspice on the perfumed nose and in the mouth. Lithe and precise, with appealing sweetness that carries through the finish. Quite sexy, with upfront appeal but the balance to reward at least another three years or so of patience. This suave wine represents one of the best pinot values I've seen from anywhere in some time.
Shoofly's winemaker Ben Riggs is a native of McLaren Vale and has been crafting some of the region's finest for two decades. Ben knows his stuff and where to get it – his roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. Premium regions produce the best fruit and the grapes come from a "who's who" of Australian growers and viticultural neighborhoods – Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Heathcote.