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Paxton Jones Block Shiraz 2004, McLaren Vale, Australia

The Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale where Paxton Vineyards is situated has always been
Posted 09th June 2009        
     

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The Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale where Paxton Vineyards is situated has always been an exceptional region in which to grow Shiraz grapes, with its warm summers, moderate winters and low humidity. Firmly committed to their biodynamic principles, Paxton produces wine only from their own vineyards and manages them all by promoting healthy, living soils without the use of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. They have furthered this commitment by becoming a member of ‘1% for the planet’ – a global movement of companies who donate 1% of the value of their sales to a network of environmental organisations worldwide. With a style that is ready for drinking on release or can be exploited to its full ageing potential, their wines are packed with complexity and flavour, and have earned a 5 star rating from wine critic James Halliday.

Wine Profile

A rich flavoursome palate of plums, chocolate, mint and savoury spices with firm tannins. Drinking well now and has great ageing potential for a further 10 years. Ideal with roast beef, or strong cheeses.

Normally £18.40, reduced to £15.64 when you buy a case of 12

Available from Cockburns of Leith

     

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Morag Leitch
Morag is Sales Manager with Cockburns of Leith, working with a wide variety of clients. She has had twelve years experience in the wine trade, spending her first four years with the Conran Restaurant Group, starting off in the purchasing department and then running the wine side of the Bluebird Restaurant in the King’s Road in London. She then spent about eighteen months with the Sainsbury/Oddbins Taste for Wine venture before joining Cockburns early in 2003.