Friday, November 03, 2006

Wine Review: Paxton AAA 2004

What a fine drop!!! Superb value for money at $21 a bottle at the cellar door. A perfect blend of McLaren Vale shiraz and grenache. Full flavoured but beautifully smooth with minimal acid. None of that horrible finish that lets too many wines down. 14% alcohol so not too overpowering. Spot on for a Friday night dinner with friends. I'm saving the Paxton '02 Shiraz I also purchased for a special occasion though, it should be spectacular (At $37 a bottle it's a once a year jobby).

Rating: ****1/2
Value: *****