Paxton Tempranillo 2021

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    McLaren Vale, SA
  • Grapes

A fragrant blend of dark cherries and spice, with hints of blackcurrant and blueberries. Medium bodied and spice driven mouth-feel with cherries and stewed rhubarb. Soft elegant tannins that enhance the mid palate flavour.

$21.02 in a straight case of 12

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$24.99 each

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Tasting Notes for Paxton Tempranillo 2021 from the Winery

A lighter style the wine is approachable and soft with attractive aromatics.


2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.


The grapes in each individual vineyard are tasted over and over again until reaching perfect plumpness. Each vineyard block is fermented separately in small open top fermenters and painstakingly hand plunged for around 14 days until the sugars are completely dry. Racked into older French oak barriques and puncheons to rest for the next eight months before blending and bottling for your enjoyment

Alcohol: 13.5%
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Landcross (bush vines), Jones Block and Hilltop Vineyard
Colour: Venetian red with whispers of lavender
Aroma: Jujubes, fat, juicy red cherries and star anise, transport you to a seaside produce market on the Costa del Sol.
Palate: Like wandering through a stone archway into an exquisite orchard, this Tempranillo has an enveloping mouthfeel finishing with the softness of the clouds passing overhead
Drink with: Tapas, roasted vegetables and Mexican food such as nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient
Cellaring: GOOD: Immediately, BETTER: Winter 2022, BEST: Winter 2022—2025


Wine Type Red
Vintage 2021
Grapes Tempranillo
Region McLaren Vale, SA
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Country of Origin Australia
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol Level Moderate [12-14%]
Calories from alcohol per serve (100mL) 76
Residual Sugar g/L ≈ 2
Sugar Level Dry [0-4 g/L]
Sugar (g) per serve (100mL) less than 1
Calories from sugar per serve (100mL) 0
Total Calories per serve (100mL) 76
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Vegetarian Suitable Yes
Fining Agents Used None

94 Points

It's delightfully fruited and fragrant on the nose showing sweet plum, raspberry, clove and almond characters. The palate offers succulent fruit flavours and fleshy texture, well supported by silky tannins, making it splendidly approachable and drinkable. At its best: now to 2026.

Review by Sam Kim from Wine Orbit

94 Points

"From organic and biodynamic vineyards, this is a gorgeous tempranillo that captures the variety to perfection. Juicy and fruity with lavish raspberry and spicy, savoury fruit in perfect balance with the oak which has just a little new. Gosh, this is great drinking" - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 22 May 2019. 

Review for 2018 Vintage


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