Orlando Lawsons Padthaway Shiraz 2015
ICONIC LAWSON PADTHAWAY SHIRAZ 94 POINT RATED MIKE BENNIE & 93 POINT RATED ANGUS HUGHSON
- 94 POINT RATED MIKE BENNIE THE WINE FRONT
- 93 POINT RATED ANGUS HUGHSON WINE PILOT
- 92 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 91 POINT RATED NICK STOCK JAMES SUCKLING
- ICONIC LAWSONS PADTHAWAY SHIRAZ FROM ORLANDO WINES
Dark crimson with a fresh purple hue.Very distinctive of the vineyard site, this wine displays dark liquorice, highlighted by eucalypt notes, with sweet mocha and cedar oak.
Full bodied and plush with flowing tannin, lush fruit and choc mint, with an underlying brooding darkness Such intense fruit is complimented by sympathetic and structural tannins that frame the embodiment of great Australian Shiraz, from one of its standout regions a signature Lawson’s.
94 Point Rated - Mike Bennie The Wine Front
"Always from the single site in Padthaway, made since the mid 1980s. A T-trellis vineyard that has some riesling in it (tiny percent) and some ‘other things’ (tiny percent), and surrounded by eucalyptus trees, that form part of the terroir of the wine. Warming perfume that shows dark chocolate liquorice, rum n raisin whiffs, mint and eucalyptus dashed through. A wall of flavour, rich, mouth staining and generous, guided by gentle, soft refined tannins, more of the choc-liqourice, dark fruits too, some minty notes to taste and a salt bush notes to finish. An impressive, deeply flavoured, potent red of character. Iconic."
93 Point Rated - Angus Hughson Wine Pilot
"If you don’t know Padthway, now is the time for a crash course in this region that can turn out some spectacular reds. Not far North of Coonawarra, Padthaway is regularly used to spice up some classic South Australian labels, such as Penfolds St Henri and Bin 389. While the wines are not as big and bold as those from McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, they have got great personality in a more savoury and understated style. And the Lawson’s Padthaway Shiraz has always been a star of the region.The 2015 release is deeply coloured and immediately approachable with its powerful mulberry and blackberry fruits plus violets and dried spice with an attractive saltbush edge, which is all wrapped up in a blanket of sweet vanillin oak. The wine is sturdy in the mouth – dry and mid-weight with chewy tannins and ripe fruit again with plenty of new oak. There is also some fantastic fruit complexity to uncover – tar, licorice, and spice adding to its drinkability. It finishes long and surprisingly supple making this a wine that is good to go now but also will cellar well."
Padthaway, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink nor or cellar for 3-5 years|