2013 Shiraz 'Heddwyn'Axiom
Axiom Wines is the creation of husband and wife team Stephen and Cathy Clarke that is run through their company TWM Wine Consultancy. Both widely travelled and passionate advocates for great wines, this dynamic pair formed TWM over 20 years ago while living in the UK. The aim of their consultancy business is to help wineries produce wines of consistent quality and turn their focus towards producing modern wine styles that are suitable to the current markets. Returning to Australia in 2000, winemaker Stephen Clarke took up the post of senior winemaker and lecturer at the University of Adelaide and while he still offers his expertise to wineries across the globe, Stephen now concentrates more heavily on his own brand, Axiom Wines.
2013 Axiom Heddwyn Shiraz McLaren Vale – A deep opaque purple colouring with a cherry rim is followed by an expansive nose showing distinct varietal pepper aromas, slightly savoury undertones and a black cherry and liquorice finish. The palate affirms the nose with a rich and ripe full bodied taste of plums, black cherries, pepper and a hint of spicy oak. A fine tannin backbone completes the stylish composition of this Shiraz that feels like “Australian sunshine in a bottle”.
Adelaide Hills, SA