*Awarded 95 Points by James Halliday*
Considered the “hero” variety of the region, WOODSTOCK Shiraz is usually sourced from WOODSTOCK Estate and neighbouring vineyards in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. These vines are grown in sandy soils which contribute the floral aromatics to WOODSTOCK Shiraz. The ratio between bunches and leaves are closely monitored to ensure vineyard balance, so that each vine can deliver full, ripe flavours to each bunch.
Tastings Notes: Very soft and approachable in youth, with a long, silky-smooth finish. Under this soft exterior is a solid backbone of ripe, long layered grape and oak rounded tannins with no sharp edges. ‘The Stocks’ single vineyard personality will grow through the initial primary fruit and vanillin oak flavours resulting in a complex and sleek demeanour. A powerful elegant wine which can cellar for over a decade.