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2014 Jones Block Shiraz

96 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
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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.

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Variety: Shiraz
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Jones Block
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
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed young, however careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded

Vintage:

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.

Vinification:

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.

Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.56
TA: 6.0g/L
Total SO2: 93ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
  • 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.

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Weight 1.33 kg


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From the team at Paxton, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and enjoyable Christmas, and we will see you all in the New Year.
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