There are a couple of ways to find good value when looking for wine. One is to find producers who have mastered the art of producing a decent quality product at high volumes (like Yalumba, Houghton etc), another is to find smaller producers who are dedicated to their product and don’t have a household name to trade of. I very much respect the former and write about those wines a great deal here, but it’s the latter that really excites me. Today’s wine, the Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz 2019, very much fits into that category.
Woods Crampton is one of the most successful Australian wineries to emerge in recent years. Since starting in 2010, they’ve lifted production from 5,000 cases to more than 30,000 cases. How’d they manage that? Well, making good quality wines at fair, or better-than-fair, prices is a good start.
The Review: Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz 2017
There’s a lovely Barossa nose here – blackberries, plums and saltbush. It’s lush, fruity and full-bodied on the palate. There’s a fresh acidity here and a gentle tannic drag on the finish. Barossa Shiraz is, unfortunately often overdone or over-priced. This is neither, just a high-quality red that’s really easy to drink and enjoy.