Paxton Quandong Farm Shiraz is a single vineyard wine that aims to highlight the intensity and brightness of fruit grown using biodynamic techniques.
Our farming practices are designed to produce wines of intensity, but also with layers of texture, flavour and interest for the consumer. We think this wine exhibits these characteristics and provides both concentration and flavour and a certain delicacy, rather than simple raw power.
JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION PAXTON VINEYARDS QUANDONG FARM SHIRAZ 2010 Full purple-red ; a complex ,dense,full- bodied wine, with a complex regional palate bringing blackberry plum cake and dark chocolate into play on the palate,oak and tannins nicely balanced . AND ITS BIO-DYNAMIC AS WELL
PAXTON QUANDONG FARM SHIRAZ BY CAMPBELL MATTINSON – Biodynamically grown, single vineyard shiraz from Paxton. Smells, tastes, feels like the result of a good year. Feels fresh and fluid, rich and ripe – and comes complete with mature, back-drawing tannins. Flavours are as you’d expect: blackberry, chocolate, perhaps some dark plum and nutty, almost malty oak. Balance makes sure nothing sticks out. Feels complete, in its style. Both impressive, and delicious. Rated: 92 Points
Canberra Times Wine of the week *****
Paxton Quandong Farm Shiraz Quandong Farm, McLaren Vale, South Australia
David Paxton’s biodynamic management of Quandong Farm, located in McLaren Vale’s Seaview Road, focuses on “soil health, bio-diversity and non-chemical weed control”, he writes. All of which he directs at producing excellent grapes with the flavours displayed in this beautiful shiraz. It has pure, vibrant fruit,
great depth, distinctive McLaren Vale savouriness and plush ripe, soft tannins that complete the red wine picture.This is a wonderful, generous warm climate shiraz that seduces rather than overwhelms.
Quandong Farm Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz Has a complex multifaceted bouquet and palate, all the components true to the region: black fruits, dark chocolate and fine, savory tannins on the long finish. Screwcap. 13.5% alc. Rating 94 To 2024 $30
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 2011 Paxton vineyards are NASAA certified organic/biodynamic 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.