Fox Creek `Reserve` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Sourced from premium McLaren Vale vineyards with well drained sandy loam soils and red alluvium. Harvested when fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids all reached maturity. Fermentation on skins was for 8 - 10 days with all of the wine completing barrel fermentation. Considered maturation of each vineyard batch in oak specifically matched to these Cabernet vineyards from a range of French coopers. The batches were shifted between different oak types to impart layers of flavour and enhancing the structure during its 18 month maturation in new to 2 year old oak barrels. Barrel by barrel selection during all stages of maturation ensure only the best Cabernet barrels were selected for the final blend.

A deeply coloured red wine with a typical aroma and flavour of blackcurrant complemented by flavours of dark cherry, chocolate and spice. This is an outstanding wine with excellent balance and long firm tannins that becomes more complex with age. A period of decanting is recommended.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep Maroon.


Fresh leafy lifted mint, cinnamon and clove, overlaying red cherry fruits, roasted chestnuts and dark chocolate.


Blackcurrant and blackberry flavours lead into a creamy dark chocolate mid palate. The long soft structural grape tannins integrate well with the firm but elegant oak tannins to give the wine fantastic finesse and balance.

Ageing Potential

A vibrant and elegant wine which will drink well from mid 2013 onwards and will reward careful cellaring till at least 2024 and beyond.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy, “Best Australian Wine” Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Blue-Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition 2014

Gold Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Gold Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013

Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013

Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2013

Gold Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013

Silver Medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013

Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2013

Silver Medal, Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013

Silver Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013

Bronze Medal, Alliances du Monde International Wine & Barrel Competition 2013

Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2013

Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Bronze Medal, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013

4 Stars, Winestate Magazine New Releases Tasting Nov/Dec 2013

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life!

Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was our 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. With over 76 wineries in McLaren Vale along, visitors can spend days experiencing some of the best wines in the world.

Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga.On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents.

All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour.

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