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Paxton Quandong Farm Shiraz 2017, McLaren Vale, AUD $30

This is a lovely wine, though a little different in character from many McLaren Vale shiraz-based wines. Firstly, I adore the texture. It is open, velvety and supple with balanced acidity and tannin. Secondly, I love the freshness that the whole bunch fermentation gives the wine. And thirdly, the balance is superb. It is fragrant, bright, medium-bodied and delicious. (Screwcap)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Char-grilled quail with Tuscan cabbage and parsley purée

Stockists: Paxton Wines; Cuttings Wine Merchants – NSW (AU distributor); Procure Liquor (NZ distributor)

Ranked: #6 of 32 2017 Shiraz from South Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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