This is McLaren Vale Shiraz at its finest. From the acclaimed ‘Jones Block’, this wine is well regarded for its generous, yet elegant style. A small parcel was selected from our century old vines for complex fruit flavours and seamless structure. Grapes are hand pruned; wine is aged in fine grained French and American oak. As always, no corners cut. A rich, savoury and spicy blend, this wine has a fleshy middle palate and great length. Enjoyed with food, a glass or three of Paxton is certain to spice up the evening.
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan|
|Colour:||Deep red, with a purple intensity|
|Aroma:||Intense fruit with blackberry, cinnamon and chocolate characters and skillfully layered oak|
|Palate:||Full bodied and full of flavour, dense dark fruit drive and blackberry characters. A powerful yet sleek wine that packs a flavour punch|
|Drink With:||Asian flavoured barbecue, or go for pepper and cumin|
This wine can be enjoyed young, however careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded
2014 was a dry growing season - a cool and windy spring resulted in slightly reduced yields. February was warm, inducing high rates of ripening. A much-needed two inches of rain slowed ripening, and subsequent perfectly mild conditions allowed fabulous flavour development during the ensuing weeks.
Hand picked at optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium, the grapes were kept on skins for 15 days. The ferment was pumped over and plunged twice a day to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. Once pressed, we used a combination of French and American oak barriques (30% new) for maturation of up to 20 months prior to blending and bottling. This wine was cellared for a further 12 months prior to release.
96pt James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Biodynamic-grown fruit, open-fermented, matured in French and American barriques for 18 months. A celebrated McLaren Vale single vineyard wine, effortlessly providing a deep well of black fruits and fine-grained tannins, the oak a positive contributor, not a rabble rouser.