Woods Crampton Frances and Nicole Shiraz 2017


19th August 2020
A striking wine... Damn!... 97 Points

“This address deserves more attention. A striking wine! Despite coming from a relatively warm place in the grand scheme of things, this rich red manages to encapsulate an ethereal, gentle and virtual medium-bodied gait. It embraces ripe fruit endowed by place, without under-extracting and relying on oak, as is too often the typeset. Conversely, blueberry, anise, tapenade, iodine and a morass of violet scents flow across a beam of gentle tannic detail and bright peppery acidity. Nothing forced. Nothing sloppy. Nothing reductive-hard. A wondrous flow of length, precision and honesty. A testament to dry-grown, abstemious yielding fruit; minimal messing about and savvy use of whole cluster. Damn!”

 

Rated: 97 Points

Source: Ned Goodwin, Halliday's Wine Companion 2021

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