WOODS CRAMPTON PRESERVATIVE FREE SHIRAZ 2018

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James Halliday
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Sam Kim
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Gary Walsh
  • Vegan
SKU
WCSH201811 UCAU
$24.99 Per item
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"At the top of preservative-free wines." - 93 points, James Halliday The nose is bright and delightfully wild with aromas of dark berries, ripe blood plans and exotic spice. The palate is supple and fruit driven with a mouth-filling burst of spicy, dark berry fruit flavours wrapped in fine tannins before a bright, lifted finish given definition by whole bunch derived grip. The quality of this highly successful season was started with excellent winter rains ensuring high soil moisture levels. Summer was warm but not excessively hot with few heat spikes. Late ripening conditions were beautifully cool allowing for long slow development and perfect balance. For a small winemaker, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. Part of the Barossa new wave, Woods Crampton make contemporary wines, balancing character, complexity and freshness, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.
"At the top of preservative-free wines." - 93 points, James Halliday The nose is bright and delightfully wild with aromas of dark berries, ripe blood plans and exotic spice. The palate is supple and fruit driven with a mouth-filling burst of spicy, dark berry fruit flavours wrapped in fine tannins before a bright, lifted finish given definition by whole bunch derived grip. The quality of this highly successful season was started with excellent winter rains ensuring high soil moisture levels. Summer was warm but not excessively hot with few heat spikes. Late ripening conditions were beautifully cool allowing for long slow development and perfect balance. For a small winemaker, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. Part of the Barossa new wave, Woods Crampton make contemporary wines, balancing character, complexity and freshness, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

James Halliday

Hand-picked, 15% whole bunches included in the ferment. An inky opaque purple, the wine is supple and velvety rich, tannins present and doing the job oak might have to undertake in ‘normal' wines. This begs to be drunk tonight. At the top of preservative-free wines.

94 / 100

Sam Kim

This is packed with ripe plums and blackcurrants with nuances of vanilla, violet and cake spice. The palate delivers wonderful weight and concentration with excellent fruit richness and purity, backed by velvety texture and polished tannins. Mouthfilling and delicious. At its best: now to 2022

90 / 100

Gary Walsh

Preservative free, as is the temper of the times. Nutty, purple, spicy, oodles of sweet black fruit and chocolate. Thick tannin, sweet and spicy, blood plum and the like, plenty to grab on to. Decent finish with some dried herb and sage accent on the finish. If you want a ripe thing, with no SO2, then this will do you well enough