Full Review

Paxton

Paxton
2018 NOW, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Biodynamically Grown Grapes
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Paxton
2018 NOW, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Jammy aromas of fresh-baked blackberry cobbler a la mode, buttercream-frosted carrot cake, and strawberry-rhubarb compote with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length toasted pine nuts, cured meats, and ripe plum finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An instantly appealing shiraz bursting with juicy fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fresh-baked blackberry cobbler a la mode, buttercream-frosted carrot cake, and strawberry-rhubarb compote
Taste Flavor: toasted pine nuts, cured meats, and ripe plum
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An instantly appealing shiraz bursting with juicy fruits.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.