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2015 EJ Shiraz

$100.00

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Our flagship wine, the EJ Shiraz is named after David Paxton’s mother and family matriarch Elizabeth Jean.

A limited release wine, the EJ Shiraz is sourced from 125+ year-old vines from our Thomas Block vineyard, which is renowned for producing fruit of exceptional flavour and natural balance. The Shiraz vines are amongst the oldest in McLaren Vale and are carefully hand pruned and thinned to ensure the low and uniform yields required for super premium Shiraz.

Although still very young, the wine shows classic McLaren Vale Shiraz characteristics, with an elegant, delicate front exploding with a concentration of savoury fruit, supported by full, silky tannins unique to old vine wine.

An exemplary Shiraz not to be missed!

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Variety: Shiraz
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Deep red, with a highlighted purple intensity
Aroma: Power and poise, elegant touch of French oak, licorice spice, red and blackberry fruits
Palate: A seamless drive of beautifully concentrated old vine Shiraz. A touch of cinnamon and plum, finished off with elegant, fine-grain tannins and balanced integrated French oak
Drink With: Barbeuced anything
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed as early as 2018, however careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded

Vinification:

Hand picking is the only way these grapes can be harvested. Following picking, we ferment the fruit in an open fermenter - monitoring temperature and gently hand plunging twice daily. Once pressed, we put away the pumps and gravity feed the wine into barrel. This is where the EJ rests in the 100% French Oak Barriques for 22 months. We then gravity feed the wine into tank ready for bottling. Once bottled, we cellar the EJ Shiraz for another 18 months prior to release.

Alcohol: 13.00%
pH: 3.51
TA: 6.34g/L
Total SO2: 99ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
  • 2013 - 98pt Halliday Wine Companion 2018 -
    Only a fierce determination to make the best possible wine could see 20% of this wine (produced from 125yo vines) drained off the open ferment to maximise concentration. This is nectar of the gods, the colour still brilliant, the medium-bodied palate held in the embrace of perfectly weighted French oak and star dust of tannins. Glorious stuff, its freshness with a lifetime guarantee.

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg
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  • Our debut release of our NOW Chardonnay 2018....PF, Organic, Biodynamic range. Cheers #thewinefront #mclarenvale
  • #biodynamic farming’s most common preparation is 500 (which is cow manure in a cow horn buried over winter). We’re digging them out today in Spring and the rich and lively resulting fertiliser will be mixed into water and sprayed on our vineyards.  It activates and enhances life in our soils.
  • Well this certainly made our weekend! Our Cabernet Sauvignon making James Halliday’s @winecompanion Top 100 Wines of 2018!
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#paxtonwines #cabernetsauvignon #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #winecompanion #top100 #australianwine #wineaustralia #topaustralianwines #jameshalliday #aussiewine
  • #internationaltempranilloday so raise a glass to this classic Spanish varietal today #vivaespana #biodynamic #organic  #bushvines #paxtonwines
  • #bees #biodynamics when bees are present the environment is in ecological balance. Their pollination efforts keeps the world sustained and in balance for all plant life and human food supply. Hence why it’s our mascot at #paxtonwines
  • #thejourneybegins
  • That’s our new 2018 Rosé (handpicked Grenache and Shiraz), soon to be released. And, that’s a spa - that’s right, a spa in a bar, which you can hire for an hour @reunionislandpoolclub whilst you consume our Rosé. We’ve never heard of such a phenomenon before!
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#paxtonwines #rose #shiraz #grenache #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #reunionislandpoolclub #uphereswimthere #escpaethecity #melbourne
  • Is there a better match? Paxton Pinot Gris and these divine oysters at the @thesalopianinn
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#paxtonwines #pinotgris #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #salopianinn
  • Wine Bar @ Paxton is back! Our converted container has landed for some Spring vibes, but for a short time only before it heads to a secret location on the coast for the Summer. Come join us for a sundowner or knock-off drink, starting this Saturday! Open 3-7pm Fridays through Sundays from next week. Find us on Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale, between S.C.Pannell Wines and the turn off to d’Arenberg’s cube.
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#paxtonwines #winebaratpaxton #boozepaysthebills #winebar #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #southaustralia
  • Our EJ block - 125+ year old vines - swimming in sour sobs. Sour sobs are a little weed flower that will die off at the first bit of heat, right about now actually. .
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#spring #paxtonwines #shiraz #oldvine #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nothing like hosting a new release tasting on the deck at Luna Park, overlooking two iconic structures, watching the storm clouds roll in.
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #sydney #lunapark
  • Oh Grenache, how we love you dearly - how you grow beautifully in our home on the Fleurieu Peninsula - how you go perfectly with the diversity of Australia’s cuisines - we love you for your beautiful aromatics, spice and all things nice. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY to you, it’s your day, and we’ll drink to you, by drinking you, cause you’re only a wine at the end of the day!
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#paxtonwines #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #grenacheday #grenache

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