Sourced from “a number of established low-yielding vineyards primarily at higher altitudes and none on the Barossa floor.” Also incorporates a 15% Eden Valley component which shines within the final blend. It’s hard to miss. Juicy stylings with minimal oak interference. The website lists the specifics; large format 480 litre old French. So refreshing both literally and metaphorically. 10% whole bunch which is more detectable in the attractive perfume than in a stalky palate sense.
Vivid red in colour with an expressive nose of dark berries and exotic spice with only a hint of French oak. The palate is beautifully layered and textured with a core of supple red-berried fruit (that would suggest a cooler climate) overlaid with a dusting of spice and fine-grained tannins. Most importantly I think it is a wonderful drink – approachable and versatile with just the right balance of hedonistic pleasure and intellectual reward. I am drinking it regularly now but I think it will gain character and complexity over the next decade at least.
Opulently perfumed with aromas of ripe blood plums, black brambly fruit and exotic spice. A burst of vibrant, supple, slippery dark berry fruit flavours with a dusting of spice is wrapped in fine tannins before an attractive floral lift on the impressively long finish.
"I note with some interest that these wines from Woods Crampton seem to be getting more ‘natural’ in feel to my tastes, and whether that be real or imagined on my part I know not, though it’s in line with the current zeitgeist, for sure.
It’s a little cloudy, but has great colour. Spice, boysenberry, almost a gin botanicals perfume too, brown bread and chocolate wrappers. Medium bodied, fresh and perky, bright crushed berry flavour and spice, beautiful lightly furry tannin, settled acidity, and an aromatic and commanding finish of fine length. This has drinkability, value and complexity all sewn up. Strong recommendation.
Rated : 93 Points Winefront.com.au