Paxton `Jones Block` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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For 4 decades they’ve nurtured their vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. During this time their philosophy and reputation has been built on growing grapes of exceptional quality. Paxton's mission now is to showcase quality, varietal expression and natural regional diversity within a range of wines that will indulge lovers of the finest drop. It’s been heads down, tails up for everyone at Paxton, for as long as we can remember, and while we have been working we’ve become one of McLaren Vale’s most respected wine producers.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

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, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes


This is McLaren Vale Shiraz at its finest. From the acclaimed 'Jones Block', this wine is well regarded for its generous, yet elegant style. A small parcel was selected from our century old vines for complex fruit flavours and seamless structure. Grapes are hand pruned; wine is aged in fine grained French and American oak. As always, no corners cut. A rich, savoury and spicy blend, this wine has a fleshy middle palate and great length.

Food Matching

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

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned McLaren Vale wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturists – a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years.

The Paxton family have nurtured their own vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia, for three decades. Internationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, McLaren Vale is renowned for the production of super premium quality wines – particularly red wines.

In 2000 the family released their first wine under the PAXTON label: the 1998 Paxton Shiraz. Today, under the direction and guidance of Michael Paxton – David’s son and Paxton winemaker –Paxton produces ten estate grown wines under the family label: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Tempranillo, AAA (a Shiraz Grenache blend), ‘MV’ Shiraz, Quandong Farm Shiraz, Jones Block Shiraz, ‘The Vale’ Cabernet and the flagship wine, the Paxton EJ Shiraz.

The Paxton wine range is an approachable collection of wines that showcase McLaren Vale’s fruit quality (through Paxton’s superior vineyard sites), natural diversity and varietal expression. In the winery, minimal winemaking intervention ensures the integrity of the fruit from vineyard to bottle.

Paxton vineyards are spread across a diverse number of sites and soil types, which are managed without compromise from planting to harvest by Viticulturist, Daniel Lavrencic. Daniel continues to strive to minimise inputs and manages the Paxton vineyards using biodynamic farming principles –a system of farming without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through the use of natural compost preparations.

Over the years, Paxton has introduced a number of environmental initiatives for the business, including becoming Australia’s first winery to join 1% For The Planet (a rapidly growing global network of environmentally conscious companies that give a least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes every year) and achieving ZeroC/business certification, making PAXTON one of only a handful of Australian wineries to offset all emissions from activities within their operation.

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