Fox Creek `JSM` Shiraz Cabernet 2012 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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The blend in this wine is approximately 76% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc. Shiraz components for the blend were selected for fruit richness and elegance. Cabernet Sauvignon for ripe round tannins and length; and the Cabernet Franc batches were selected for aromatic lift and fruit weight. All varieties were matured in 1 to 4 year old French and American barrels for 20 months prior to blending.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, likewise gold medals from China, Germany and Belgium. An unusual blend, especially for McLaren Vale; it is more savoury than most reds of the region, and has elegance and length. Rating 92 - Drink by 2022, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep red with purple hues.


The nose reveals an enticing array of musk, strawberry, smoky toast and vanilla bean with a fresh herb and spearmint lift. Integrated cinnamon and nutmeg aromas derived from barrels used in fermentation add to the aromatic complexity of the wine.


A rich, full flavoured front and mid palate is laden with red cherry, plums and blackcurrant layered with hints of strawberry and vanilla custard; all interlaced with rich, toasty oak. The wines luscious fruit is framed by long textural Cabernet tannins in combination with balanced and elegant oak tannins. A great drinking wine of complexity and substance.

Cellaring Potential

This wine is styled to be food friendly and we suggest it is ideal for enjoying with food in restaurants or at home. Subsequent cellaring for 2 to 8 years will give a softer more complex wine, and for those who love very aged wines the firm tannins should see this wine easily achieve 12 or more years in the bottle.

Medals & Trophies

Double Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014

Gold Medal - AWC Vienna 2014

Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

Gold Medal - Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

Silver Medal - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014

Silver Medal - Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014

Silver Medal - Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014

Silver Medal - Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2014

Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Silver Medal - Mundus Vini 2014

Bronze Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

Bronze Medal - Japan Wine Challenge 2014

Bronze Medal - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014

Bronze Medal - Challenge International du Vin 2014

Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014 Tranche 2

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
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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