BAROSSA’S BEST VALUE SHIRAZ???
“...Talking of staples, I ran a Wine Search on the site today of the most enduring staple of all - BAROSSA SHIRAZ - looking for all the wines from the 2015/2016 vintages so far reviewed to score 93/100 or higher. The search revealed a neat 25 wines (we'll exclude the NV produced in the results), with one wine in particular streets ahead on value terms (though mostly sold out) and another of its stablemates breathing down its quality/value neck. Take a bow Woods Crampton..”
Woods Crampton Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
“Includes 5% Mataro in the blend, I did not know that, but it’s a smart move. It’s as tasty and accessible as ever, and also carries its trademark drinkabilty and understated style. Plum and blue fruits, peanuts in dark chocolate, plenty of spice, touch of stalk and meaty funk, with a subtle floral perfume. Medium bodied, silky and well knit, with fine grained graphite tannin, balanced acidity, and an even finish of good length.
Feels glossy and ready to go, though a couple of years in the cellar will likely show further improvement.”
Rated : 93 Points, Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au
Woods Crampton Three Vineyards Eden Valley Shiraz 2015
The Woods Crampton wines all have a certain ‘elegance’, despite coming from a region that’s not especially known for such things.
Blackberry pastille, sage, baking spices, dark chocolate and floral notes (lavender, maybe). It’s medium bodied but full flavoured, with brown bread, spice and juicy dark fruits delivered on a bed of silky tannin with cool raspberry pip acidity and flavour. The finish is convincing, and spread with fine tannin. Very stylish, and very good.”
Rated : 93+ Points, Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au
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