The Woodstock winery is located in McLaren Vale, just south of Adelaide. Whilst it is very much an Australian producer, its name actually derives from England. In the quaint town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire stands a set of wooden leg stocks. In Medieval times, these stocks were used to punish the local townsfolk who had over imbibed. As a cheeky nod to the town’s history, Woodstock has named its flagship wine, the ‘Stocks’ Shiraz.
Tasting Notes: 2012 was a text book vintage for McLaren Vale with the ‘Pilot’s View’ Shiraz showing intense fruit richness, spice and an underlying savoury earthiness, a characteristic typical to McLaren Vale Shiraz.
You will see lots of dark berries and plums intermingled with mint, vanilla bean, spice and traces of well integrated oak. Supple, savoury, textured tannins leave you wanting more. Delicious drinking now, but patient cool cellaring will reward for 5-7 years!