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PAXTON WINES Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet, McLaren Vale 2016

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96 points - JH 96 JH 91 points - HH 91 HH PAXTON WINES Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet, McLaren Vale 2016 PAXTON WINES Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet, McLaren Vale 2016

PAXTON WINES Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet, McLaren Vale 2016

<p>PAXTON Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale</p> <p>This is the final wine made each year at Paxton. There is always at least one barrel (and up to four) that really stand out, and these barrels are kept aside. In 2016 there were four ‘Cracker Barrels’ -- in just the right combination to make this excellent, biodynamically-grown Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon blend.</p> <p>Not one of the French oak barrels was new. The final wine has great intensity and depth of flavour supported by subtle oak. It is full bodied, with vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon giving way to juicy Shiraz on the mid-palate. Tannins are fine and ripe and all the wine’s elements combine in a bold and energetic finish. Drink or keep long-term.</p>
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PAXTON Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale

This is the final wine made each year at Paxton. There is always at least one barrel (and up to four) that really stand out, and these barrels are kept aside. In 2016 there were four ‘Cracker Barrels’ -- in just the right combination to make this excellent, biodynamically-grown Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon blend.

Not one of the French oak barrels was new. The final wine has great intensity and depth of flavour supported by subtle oak. It is full bodied, with vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon giving way to juicy Shiraz on the mid-palate. Tannins are fine and ripe and all the wine’s elements combine in a bold and energetic finish. Drink or keep long-term.

  • Style: Shiraz-Cabernet
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: PCBSC
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent just South of Adelaide in South Australia. Historically it was John Reynell who established Chateau Reynella in 1838, and Thomas Hardy who purchased the historic Tintara in 1876, that kick started the development of the McLaren Vale wine industry. The climate is generally considered warm, although different aspects, altitude and the effect of the cooling ocean breezes moderate the climate within the different sub-regions of the Vale. A large number of soil types are present, although red-brown loams dominate. The biggest viticultural challenge is the potential for drought and the overall lack of water. Full bodied, robust and plush reds typify the McLaren Vale style. Plantings are dominated by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, with smaller plantings of whites including Semillon, and Chardonnay. More recent plantings of Mediterranean varieties particularly suited to the climate, including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Savagnin and Fiano have also been very successful.
ABN: 13 133 179 656
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