expert reviews about
2015 Woods Crampton Eden Valley Shiraz
James Halliday (2015 Vintage) says
50-70yo vines, hand-picked and sorted, wild yeast open-fermented, 15% whole bunches, 20 days on skins, 16 months in French oak (25% new). Has that textured, plush mouthfeel of the Woods Crampton birthmark. Perfumed black fruits and spices drive the bouquet, the palate adding blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Power and body assembled without high octane fruit.Drink by 2040
Gary Walsh (2015 Vintage) says
The Woods Crampton wines all have a certain ‘elegance’, despite coming from a region that’s not especially known for such things.
James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Introduced by a bouquet remarkably complex for a young wine. Dark fruit, liquorice, Asian spice, herbs de Provence, whole-bunch aromas and pepper; the latter quite characteristic of Eden Valley shiraz in certain conditions. Supple and seamless on the palate, the dark fruit in control with the savoury, spicy elements adding their own touches; well-integrated tannin is in perfect harmony. Delicious.
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Three low-yielding 50-to 70-year-old vineyards; hand-picked with 10% whole bunch inclusion in the ferment, hand-plunged, then aged in used oak. Bright crimson-purple, it has a very complex, plushy textured mid-palate, with fine tannins and good acidity tightening up the finish to perfection.Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013