97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
WOODSTOCK Estate owns some of the oldest vineyards in McLaren Vale, with their flagship ‘The Stocks’ Vineyard planted circa 1900.
The original Woodstock property was named by English settlers, after their hometown of Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. The Townsend Family, headed by William Louis Townsend, received a Crown Lease for the property in 1905, built a home with a brick well and established the estate as a vineyard and orchard. It has been known as Woodstock ever since.
“This single (estate) vineyard was planted in 1900, and for good measure, this full-bodied wine represents the best barrels of the vintage. Dense, deep crimson-purple; there is substantial oak showing now, but it’s good quality, and I don’t have the slightest doubt that when the wine approaches maturity in ’24, all the juicy black fruits, licorice and chocolate will simply acknowledge that oak is part of a complex shiraz of the utmost quality.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday