The 9th release of the Paxton AAA sees the continuation of the winemaker successful (Rhone-style) blend of Shiraz and Grenache.
The new release 2012 vintage is a reflection of the fantastic season in McLaren Vale. Consistently high acclaimed, this medium bodied wine can be enjoyed with friends on any accasion.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Raspberry, blackberry, chocolate, Jersey Caramel, some cut flower stems and a little bit of reductive stink, though a nice stink it is. Medium bodied, grainy tannin, fresh, shapely, fruit richness but not confected. Even some ‘mineral feel’ here, along with ample length. Spot on. What a bargain. Rating 93 - Drink by 2020, Gary Walsh, winfront.com.au (JUL/2014).
We're not told how much grenache there is, but it barely matters; this is pure McLaren Vale, with a generous slab of dark chocolate and ripe, savoury/earthy tannins to conclude, shiraz first and foremost. Excellent value. Rating 92 - Drink by 2025, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright, vibrant, cherries with purple hues.
Fragrant red berry, black cherry and spice leap out of the glass, followed by subtle savoury notes and vanillin oak.
Bright, juicy, berry fruit and subtle aniseed flavours. Medium bodied with great depth of fruit and even, firm tannins leading to a long finish, displaying a touch of supporting oak.
Enjoy young upon release, or cellaring from 8 to 10 years from vintage will be justly rewarded.