From the single vineyard site in the McLaren Vale comes the intensely dark crimson coloured Paxton Jones Block Shiraz.
Intense dark crimson in colour and equally intense flavours – this is for lovers of beautifully complex wine. It is a clear expression of its unique site.
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.
Paxton Jones Block Shiraz 2010 is a prime patch of McLaren Vale dirt,and the Paxtons know how to get the best it has to offer. Aromas of graphite, chocolate, dark berries and sweet oak spice, rich all interplay nicely. The palate’s smooth and juicywith a supple , rich and juicy middle stretch, and tannins pin down the finish effectively. Neat wine ,will age well. Score 93.THE AGE & THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD GOOD WINE GUIDE 2013 BY NICK STOCK
Paxton Vineyards Jones Block Shiraz 2009 94 points “A ripe and inviting array of red and black fruits, spice, fruitcake mocha and sea salt; the palate is bright and fresh, with generous lashings of sweet fruit and a trailing accent of choc mint that weaves seamlessly through the palate; a warm and easy going wine, with plenty of time ahead.” James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013