McLaren Vale is a wine region located in South Australia, and the first grape vines were planted there in 1838. The area prides itself on sustainable farming practices and fermented its stand in doing so in the year 2000 when the SAW (Sustainable Australia Winegrowing) program was formed. McLaren Vale is prophetically known for its Shiraz and Grenache wines, so when I came across Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2013 red blend, my senses told me that this was going to be a great wine!
Paxton Vineyards is a family owned operation that was formed in 1979. Grapes for their wines are estate grown and cared for and cultivated by the family using biodynamic practices. Further, the vineyards have been selectively located in areas consisting of different soil types ensuring a more than palatable complexity in even just a single varietal, site to site.
Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2013
On colour, the Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2013 red blend holds a fantastic garnet hue. On the nose, black currant, licorice, thyme and slight mineral are noted. On the palate, you are greeted to a delicately styled, and smooth mouth-feel, consisting of finely tempered tannins, a collage of red berries, peppers, vanilla, and cherry. The wines blend of 68% Shiraz and 38% Grenache gives it long and silky finish that would appeal to a vast array of palates.
Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2013 is surely one for your list of staple wines!
This wine retails at the LCBO for $19.95
We gave this wine a score of 5 out of 5