WOODS CRAMPTON 'FRANCES AND NICOLE' EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2016

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Gary Walsh
  • Vegan
SKU
WCSH201617 UCAU
$54.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$54.99 Per item
The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2014 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The palate is beautifully balanced and effortless with a core of powerful blue berried fruit / ripe plums and exotic spice. The class of the wine is evident in the wine impressive length and finesse flowing to a bright and precisely detailed finish defined by fine silky tannins. This wine will unveil its true character over the next twenty years if carefully cellared. For a small winemaker, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. “The straight men of the Barossa new wave” Woods Crampton make contemporary and balanced wines, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.
The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2014 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The palate is beautifully balanced and effortless with a core of powerful blue berried fruit / ripe plums and exotic spice. The class of the wine is evident in the wine impressive length and finesse flowing to a bright and precisely detailed finish defined by fine silky tannins. This wine will unveil its true character over the next twenty years if carefully cellared. For a small winemaker, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. “The straight men of the Barossa new wave” Woods Crampton make contemporary and balanced wines, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Gary Walsh

Rich, perfumed, chocolaty Shiraz with layers of concentrated mixed berry flavour, along with some spicy and creamy vanilla oak, though I hasten to add that it’s not a ‘blockbuster’, as such, tending towards the finer side of such things. Tannin is plush but makes a firm play, and the vanilla cream and berries are offset by some more savoury elements. Finish is free-flowing and impressive. In the immortal words of Young Mr Grace – “You’ve all done very well!”