The Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache on the label pays homage to David’s days in the wool trade and was stamped on the best grades of wool by the Guesser. It is a vibrant blend of approximately 62% Shiraz and 38% Grenache from some special little pockets amongst our vineyards.
“93 Points. Don’t see these wines anymore, so thank heavens I leave the house every now and then to taste stuff. 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. Tasted: Jul-14 Alcohol: 14% Drink: 2014 – 2020”
– Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
Paxton is a family owned and run McLaren Vale wine company; founder and owner, David Paxton, is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturists; David’s son Michael oversees the winemaking and second son, Ben, manages Cellar Door. Paxton vineyards are managed using biodynamic farming principles – farming without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through natural compost preparations. From vintage 2010 Paxton vineyards are NASAA certified “organic/biodynamic in conversion” and are the first Australian winery member of 1% For The Planet, a global network of environmentally conscious companies that give at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes.