Paxton `Jones Block` Shiraz 2011 (2 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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, 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.

Overview

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, 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.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Dense purple-crimson, extraordinary for '11, and a triumph for biodynamic grapegrowing; it keeps its sense of place with a crown of dark chocolate, yet is no more than medium-bodied, the alcohol seeming much lower than 14.5%; spice and pepper lurk under the fine black fruits. Rating 94 - Drink by 2026, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson red.

Aroma

A complex layer of dark berry fruits and lifted oak characters.

Palate

Full bodied with intense fruit and licorice flavours, and a rich, smooth mid-palate. The delicately balanced tannins integrate with American and French oak, leading to a seamless finish.

Food Matching

Enjoyed with food, a glass or three of Paxton is certain to spice up the evening. A Vegan friendly wine.

Cellaring Potential

Will reward cellaring for 10 – 15 years from vintage.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal -Sydney International Wine Competition 2015

92 Points Mike Bennie, WBM

91 Points -Wine & Spirits Magazine NYC

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