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Orlando Lawsons Padthaway Shiraz 2015

Orlando Lawsons Padthaway Shiraz 2015

ICONIC LAWSON PADTHAWAY SHIRAZ 94 POINT RATED MIKE BENNIE & 93 POINT RATED ANGUS HUGHSON 

$ 74 .99 /bottle
Single bottle $74.99
CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • 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

Tasting Notes

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.

Accolades & Awards

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."

92 Point Rated Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Excellent colour, youthful, deep red/purple, with a strong peppermint aroma, fresh and bright, but rather monochromatic. It's intense and fresh, lively and bright, but also big on tannin. It's a bit chewy, and built for the long haul. Whether it will ever be complex is another matter. The peppermint tends to simplify the bouquet and flavour."

91 Point Rated - Nick Stock James Suckling
"Aromas of violets, mulberries, mint, blackberries and black tea lead to a palate that has a neatly focused core of ripe dark berries and plums. Smooth tannins sit nicely here. Drink or hold."


Technical
Lawson’s Padthaway Shiraz, made only in exceptional vintages, the fruit is selected entirely from the original J Block on Lawson’s Vineyard in Padthaway.

Lawson’s Padthaway Shiraz is only made in the best years, and 2015 very much fits that definition. This vintage was a warm dry growing season that gave way to a cooler autumn. This allowed the fruit to ripen in a consistent even manner giving full flavour ripeness with balance. As always, the fruit was sourced entirely from the original 2.8-hectare J block on Lawson’s vineyard in Padthaway. Timely vineyard assessments by our winemaking team determined the optimal harvest date, based on flavour intensity and tannin development. On arrival at the winery the grapes were de-stemmed and crushed to a closed static fermenter. 

The winemaking brief for such high-quality fruit was to gently extract flavour, colour and tannin over an extended fermentation on skins. As a first step, the must was seeded by a selected active yeast culture. Following this, a “cold soak” to provide further delicate extraction from the skins, and slow the start of fermentation. The ferment was allowed to warm to a peak temperature of 28°C, then cooled and maintained at a more moderate temperature of 20-22°C. The wine remained on skins for 16 days, ensuring thorough extraction of colour and flavour with robust tannins. A free run parcel at 680 litres/tonne was drained from the fermenter and filled to the finest French and American oak hogsheads to undergo malolactic fermentation, then the wine was racked out of barrel, sulphured and returned back to the same oak. Maturation was a total of 17 months before the final blend was determined by individual barrel tastings to bring together this classic wine. The final blend was selected from both American and French oak barrels.

Specifications
Vintage: 2015
Source/Region:

Padthaway, South Australia

Grape Variety: Shiraz
Cellaring: Drink nor or cellar for 3-5 years
Bottle Top: Stelvin
Alcohol Content: 14.50
Standard Drinks: 8.60
Rating: 94
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