Paxton Jones Block Shiraz 2012
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
Winery/Brand: Paxton Wines
A standout vintage for this beautiful McLaren Vale Shiraz. Small parcel 100yr old vines. Complex fruit flavours and seamless structure. Grapes are hand pruned; wine aged in fine grained French and American oak. As always, no corners cut. A rich, savoury and spicy blend, a fleshy middle palate and great length. 97 points from Halliday - get your dictionary ready to decipher James' words below!
James Halliday - 97 pts - Jul 2015 - winecompanion.com.au
"The flavour pantechnicon rolls across the mouth like a deep ocean wave caused by a faraway storm, painting every surface of the mouth with a seamless display of black fruits and regional dark chocolate, quality oak a barely needed but welcome bonne bouche."
James Halliday Review - winecompanion.com.au
Three parcels open-fermented, one parcel finished fermentation in new American oak, the remainder extended post-fermentation maceration, matured for 20 months in French barriques (75% new) and American barriques (45% new). The flavour pantechnicon rolls across the mouth like a deep ocean wave caused by a faraway storm, painting every surface of the mouth with a seamless display of black fruits and regional dark chocolate, quality oak a barely needed but welcome bonne bouche.Rating: 97
Drink By: 2052
Date Tasted: 26 Feb 2015
Published: 27 Jul 2015
David Paxton believes that the people who apply the art and science of viticulture are just as important as the winemaker in the making of good wines. That’s why for three decades the Paxtons have nurtured their prized vineyards – some over 100 years old – in McLaren Vale, South Australia. It’s this level of care and passion for the region that has produced extraordinary fruit and wines.
"Our aim is to showcase the intensity of fruit grown biodynamically, and to champion the cause for wider adoption of sustainable farming methods."
Jones Block Shiraz is well regarded for its generous yet elegant style; a style we believe demonstrates the superior quality of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Wine Style||Full Bodied|