Paxton Aaa Shiraz/Grenache 2012, Mclaren Vale, South Australia

Red Blend Red Blend
South Australia, Australia

$19.95 (149898)

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90 pts
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July 25, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Paxton is a leading biodynamic producer in McLaren Vale, with their minimal intervention mantra stated on the back...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A soft, ripe, plush, very fruity shiraz grenache blend with abundant dark fruit flavour and only minor wood...

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Community Reviews (2)

Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

The fruit seems to be mostly Grenache on the nose: raspberry jam, red plum, just a bit of shiraz dark cherry and blackberry. There are some beautiful, fresh aromas of violet and eucalyptus, along with cocoa, cedar, vanilla, anise, wood smoke, black olive, and a bit of black pepper. The shiraz asserts itself on the palate as blackberry, dark cherry, blueberry, black pepper, and leather, along with some menthol. Velvety grenache texture, medium tannins, slightly higher acidity. Long finish, with blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

I get that fruit explosion, and the pepper on the finish. But it is not quite smooth enough to rate a ninety. Unless it is paired with Lindt 90% dark chocolate! Seriously, that really smooths it out. Do that and it is worth a 91.

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