Paxton The Guesser Red 2014

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  • Certified Biodynamic


Winery/Brand: Paxton Wines


The Guesser Range from Paxton are blends that change every year depending on the bright fruit driven grapes available for that vintage. Drink-ability from a young age is the key and they are wines which always represent exceptional value for biodynamic quaffers.

Vibrant aromas of red raspberry fruit and some floral notes with an earthy edge. The palate is soft and approachable with plums & spice, a hint of vanilla oak and very subtle tannins. Well balanced and enjoyable.

VARIETY: Shiraz, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon

CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC. Paxton are a Halliday 5 star rated winery.



The Story

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 of which were first planted in the 1890s. Our aim is to showcase the intensity of fruit grown biodynamically.

THE GUESSER: The Paxton Guesser Shiraz Cabernet has been named in recognition of David’s days working in shearing sheds in country Australia. The guesser’s job is to sort, clean and class the fleece of each shorn sheep.

VARIETY: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo

COLOUR: Vibrant red

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

BOUQUET: Fruit driven with hints of mint, spice and plums

PALATE: Very soft and subtle, packed full of flavour and fruit. Easy drinking for all occasions

CELLARING: Drink now, or cellar for 5-8 years

VINTAGE: 2014 was a dry growing season - a cool and windy spring resulted in slightly reduced yields. A warm February induced high rates of ripening, and was balanced by a well needed 2 inches of rain. The rain slowed ripening, and perfectly mild conditions allowed fabulous flavour development during the ensuing weeks. A great year for reds and whites in McLaren Vale!

VINIFICATION: Selected batches of Shiraz, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented and aged separately in small French and American oak barriques. They were blended to achieve a fruit-filled wine, expressing a nose of Cabernet Sauvignon, mid palate of Shiraz and finish of Tempranillo.

The Specs

Wine TypeRed
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %13.5
Certified BiodynamicYes
Wine StyleFruity
Wine StyleSoft