External Reviews for Paxton Shiraz
Full of lively, sweet but not jammy, red and black fruits supported by fine, ripe tannins and well-balanced oak on a long palate. Lingering finish. Rating 94. - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2009
It smells pretty good with its blackberry jam, plum, prune, chocolate, meat, tobacco and pine needle aromas but the palate is off the pace. Blocky and lumpy with a ball of sweet fruit and savoury meaty flavour that lands on the middle palate with a splat and then bounces quickly off into the distance.
Dark crimson color leading to an explosive bouquet of dark plums and mulberries with hints of pepper steak. The palate seduces with a rich, full, flavorsome palate of plums, chocolate mint and layers of savory Chinese spice complexity. It has a long, yet focused back palate of balanced fruit and tannin. The wine has seen oak maturation for an average of 20 months in French Oak (75%) and American Oak (25%) barriques. This wine will reward cellaring for 10-15 years from vintage.