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Paisley Wine Reviews

We are delighted to have received numerous highly rated reviews for our wines over the last few years. Scroll down for the Paisley Wine Reviews we have received to date.

91 points, Q Wine Reviews, 2021 Velvet Grenache

Q Wine Reviews, Dec 2022

It's not hard to admire its presence and shape. Medium-bodied, blackberries and pomegranate kick in with time in the glass. Add a little strawberry before baking spices whip around the mouth in concentric circles that seem never-ending.

The perfect partner for a barbecue. Tasty stuff.

91 points, Q Wine Reviews, 2020 Silk Shiraz

Q Wine Reviews, Dec 2022

A reliable Barossa Shiraz to sink your teeth into. An avalanche of dense fruit the hero. Dense plums and black fruits run riot. Creamy milk chocolate tags along providing a smooth platform for it to slide down. Brown spices frame all that comes before into a neat package. If anything, the fruit thins ever so slightly in the mid-palate but you can't ignore the long finish that rolls on and on. Good gear.

92 points, Andrew Graham, 2022 Cashmere Riesling

Oz Wine Review, Dec 2022

This Paisley Cashmere Riesling 2022 is down the line classic Eden Valley stuff in a juicy, yet taut mode. Talc and a Gewurz-like musky sprig on the nose, before a palate of lime  concentrate and stony acidity. It feels crisp and also expressive – expansive on the finish with an orange juice ripe fruit edge. Generous, yet taut, with life and energy.

Good stuff.

93 points, Ken Gargett, 2020 Silk Shiraz

Wine Pilot, Jan 2023

A terrific, and terrific value, Barossa Shiraz. The fruit comes from a single vineyard in the renowned Ebenezer sub-region. The fruit is vinified in discrete parcels to allow for a range of winemaking techniques. Pre-fermentation maceration, a mix of new and older French oak, the inclusion of some whole bunches, fermentation by way of indigenous yeasts, after which the wine is blended and spends two years maturing.

An inky opaque purple. This is immediately opulent. No mistaking its origins or the variety. A bold, ripe, rich Barossa Shiraz, which will surely prove very popular. Notes of coffee beans, mocha, chocolate, dry herbs, cassis and a touch of vanilla with good oak  integration. Very good length, there are abundant tannins too, but they are gorgeously cushiony. Drink now for the next 6 to 8 years.

92 points, Dave Brookes, 2022 Cashmere Riesling

Halliday Wine Companion, Dec 2022

Here I was fretting that it was going to be hard to follow up the wonderful wines of the 2021 Eden Valley vintage... I needn't have worried.

Pale straw in the glass with classic regional characters of freshly squeezed limes, 'Bickford's lime cordial' along with hints of crushed stone, Christmas lily, frangipani, lemon zest and some struck stone notes. Mouth-filling and pure of fruit with great acid drive, this is a worthy follow to the 2021s.

92 points, Ken Gargett, 2022 Cashmere Riesling

Wine Pilot, Jan 2023

Riesling from the stunning 2022 vintage from regions like Eden Valley are thrilling wine lovers. Add another to the list. The grapes are harvested at night, crushed and pressed. The team restrict themselves to the free run juice only. A pale shining yellow hue, this is a fine, focused Riesling, delicate and yet steely. Florals and citrus on the nose. There is good intensity here, and very good length. The flavours are even more pronounced on the palate with spices, a hint of ginger and endless lemon notes emerging. Nicely balanced, this provides attractive drinking and will continue to do so over the next five to eight years.

94 points, Wine Pilot, 2018 Celtic Maeve Shiraz

Wine Pilot, Jan 2023

This hails from a superb vintage for the Barossa and it is reflected in the wine. A cracker – for me, the pick of the Paisley range. The fruit comes from a single, low yielding vineyard in the northwest of the Barossa, better known as the Koonunga Hill sub-region. Fermentation is by way of small batches with native yeasts and occasional hand plunging. A percentage of whole bunches are included and techniques such as pre- and post-maceration and extended time on lees in barrel are employed.

Deep, dark purple in colour, this simply oozes chocolate, mocha, coffee beans, cassis and black fruits. The structure is seamless, through to very fine tannins with excellent length and good intensity throughout plus a fine line of acidity. This will drink beautifully for the next six to ten years. A fabulous Barossa Shiraz. 

91 points, Q Wine Reviews, 2022 Linen Fiano

Q Wine Reviews, Dec 2022

Lunchtime wine. The approachability of these Paisley Wines never ceases to impress. This Fiano is sourced from the Adelaide Hills and tosses a blanket of texture across the palate to lure you in.

The soft creaminess is the highlight with white-fleshed stonefruits and some green apple adding cheek. A lemon juice tinge adds further appeal before a sustained finish brushed with cinnamon spice. Clever gear that grows on you. Another glass, please.

92 points, Halliday Wine Companion, 2019 Silk Shiraz

Halliday Wine Companion, 2022

A blend of 87/23% Barossa/Eden Valley shiraz, 20% whole bunches. Aged in French oak (25% new) for 24 months. There's substantial fruit weight to this wine but the addition of some whole bunches lets a little light in, highlighting ripe plum and blackberry fruits, baking spice, a whiff of choc-mint and gentle oak. Finishes savoury with an undercoat of exotic spice and amaro herbs and a very enjoyable fruit flow.

94 points, Q Wine Reviews, 2018 Celtic Maeve Shiraz

Q Wine Reviews, March 2022

The top wine in the Paisley Wines stable sees 20 months in barrel (50% new French and American oak). A generous and wonderfully rounded Shiraz, there is some serious longevity in its veins. Swirl the glass to reveal cloves, cardamom, sandalwood and cedar. Scents of char and the old Nikko pen make an appearance too before the latter blows off. Dense fruit and laced with sweet baking spices, it goes deep. A little warmth early but this calms with more air underneath its wings. Dark chocolate and dark berries gain momentum with a smidge of fruit cake. A comforting type, I just want to sip it all night. And perhaps I did. 

Drink to ten years+

92 points, Halliday Wine Companion, 2019 Denim Mataro

Halliday Wine Companion, 2022

Barossa Valley mataro, 30% whole bunches, wild fermented and aged in old French hogsheads for 24 months. Excellent aromatic depth and detail with juicy plum and summer berry fruits, Asian spice, dried citrus rind, jasmine, earth and roasting meats. The aromas transpose neatly over onto the palate which is pure of fruit, well-weighted and displays considerable fruit heft.

91 points, Halliday Wine Companion, 2018 Maeve Shiraz

Halliday Wine Companion, 2021

From a single vineyard in Koonunga Hill. Wild fermented; partial whole-bunch inclusion; matured 20 months in French and American oak barrels; unfined and unfiltered. The impact and power of Koonunga Hill are solidly framed in the flavour and structure of French and American oak barrels. Spicy, ripe dark berry/cherry/prune and licorice fruit leads out, slightly contracted in the wake of long barrel maturation. Warm alcohol and firm oak tannins conspire on a firm, dry finish.

92 points, Campbell Mattinson, 2018 Celtic Clurichaun Mataro

The Wine Front, March 2022

Sweet, big, bold and uncomplicated. This is a mouthful of rich, pillowy flavour. Blackberry jam, orange peel, bitumen and floral characters charge through the palate in warm-but-seductive fashion. There’s some vanilla here, almost-but-not-quite into coconut; almost in fact iced vovo-like. If you’re looking for a rich, smooth red then this wine delivers it by the spadeful.

92 points, Campbell Mattinson, 2019 Denim Mataro

The Wine Front, March 2022

There’s plenty of beef on this wine’s bones. Leather, toast and blackberry flavours are served warm and rich, floral and more red berried characters adding light to the dark. It’s a bit boozy, a bit toasty, but there’s such impressive heft here, and such velvety tannin, that the end result is both convincing, and seductive.

92 points, Halliday Wine Companion, 2021 Cashmere Riesling

Halliday Wine Companion, 2022 Top White Selections

2021 will be remembered as one of the stellar Eden Valley riesling vintages, and this wine sings with the classic aromas of Bickford's lime cordial and Christmas lily notes, along with hints of almond paste, crushed quartz, orange blossom and stone. Dry, sumptuous and precise with a fine line and plenty of quartzy acid drive pulsing it along nicely. Lovely stuff.

91 points, Campbell Mattinson, 2018 Celtic Maeve Shiraz

The Wine Front, March 2022

Vanillin oak on deep, blackberried, licorice-like fruit flavour. It’s bold and voluptuous through the palate though the finish feels extracted, particularly as it moves to its dry, slightly warm finish. The jubey-aniseed characters here though are deep and attractive, not to mention satisfying.

Paisley Wine Reviews 98 points, Winestate, 2021 Linen Fiano

 Winestate Magazine, Annual Edition 2021

Bright green, super textural wine with a malo influence and lingering varietal fruit - very savoury and complex with an oily texture and good acidity.

97 points, Winestate, 2021 Cashmere Riesling

Winestate Magazine, March April 2022

A great wine. Lime-like aromas with a honeysuckle-like lift. More jasmine on the nicely textured palate with orange zest and lemon peel flavours.

93 points, Q Wine Review, 2019 Silk Shiraz

Q Wine Review, March 2022

Lush, generous and persistent - this is a fabulous example of all things Barossa Shiraz. Silky smooth as its name suggests, well managed density is centred around blackberries, mulberries and dark plums. Lashings of caramel, earthiness, dark chocolate, cedar and cloves all fold into one
another offering layers of pleasure. A wine that will age well to further enhance its beauty, it's a great wine.

92 points, Mike Bennie, 2021 Linen Fiano

WBM, January 2022

This Fiano gives us some 'quintessential' characters of nashi pear, cashew, ginger and light green herbs in bouquet and palate. It's juicy, a little crisp, a touch oily in texture and follows through on a promise of interest and freshness. Delightful drink.

92 points, Andrew Graham, 2019 Denim Mataro

Australian Wine Review April 2022

Flavour packed Barossa Mataro. Decadent and has the limitless Mataro blackness sown up so well. It’s just a bit coffeed and warm, but that also adds even more lusciousness. It’s plenty savoury, in that black olive fudge Mataro way too. Slightly breathy finish. More than handy. Best drinking: now to a decade as a start.

92 points, Campbell Mattinson, 2019 Silk Shiraz

The Wine Front, March 2022

Paisley’s Silk Shiraz often lives up to its name, and it certainly does here. This is an example of pure, warm, generous fruit flavour served soft and silken. The fruit is dark berried and sweet-ripe, the oak both creamy and cedar-like while at the same time being understated and neat. This is a warm,
ripe, slightly minty red wine that drinks easily and well.

92 points, Andrew Graham, 2021 Cashmere Riesling

Australian Wine Review, October 2021 

All the new Paisley releases are going to win friends, and this Riesling is one of them. All the mid-palate generosity of 2021 Eden Riesling supported by tight lines. Lime, celery and grapefruit on the nose, the palate leans towards citrus fruits, then this slatey, lightly bitter back end,. Maybe a little greenish on the finish, but long, mouthwatering stuff of real appeal.

Best drinking: I like it now, but no question that it will Iive for decades.

92 points - Campbell Mattinson, 2021 Cashmere Riesling

The Wine Front, October 2021

Eden Valley Riesling from a reliably-good producer. Right in the zone. Lemon and lime with talc and chalk inflections. To be more precise: lemon juice and lime rind. Both dry and satisfying through the finish. Flashes of dry spice too, something like nutmeg. Very good.

Paisley Wines is a 4.5 star winery in Halliday Wine Companion 2021 Guide

Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020

2018 Paisley Silk Shiraz - 94 points
30+yo vines, 85% from Ebenezer, 15% Eden Valley. Identical vilification to Boombox, but this has greater intensity to its jet black fruits, and more texture.

2018 Boombox Shiraz - 92 points
30yo vines, 50% from Ebenezer, 50% Eden Valley, mostly crushed and destemmed, wild-fermented, matured in French and American oak (20% new) for 20 months.
Both bouquet and palate are well bred, medium-bodied and supple. Nice stuff.

Paisley Wines scores another 4.5 Star rating in the Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Halliday Wine Companion, August 2019

2017 Mixed by DJ Deadly GSM 95 points
2017 Paisley Velvet Grenache 94 points
2017 Paisley Silk Shiraz 93 points
2017 Paisley Denim Mataro 91 points
2018 Paisley Linen Fiano 90 points
2018 Mixed by DJ Deadly Rose 90 points


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