While the naming of this wine may have some wondering which grape varietal starts with 'J', JSM is in fact the intials for James Stanley Malpas who was a highly decorated Captain in the armed forces and the past owner of the land on which the Fox Creek vineyards are grown. A blend of three varieties; Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, JSM is a full bodied wine which has great structure and length of flavour.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
McLaren Vale blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and cabernet franc.
Tangier than you normally expect of reds out of the Vale. It feels lively as a result, though a raft of firm, grainy tannin keeps everything well in check. Chocolate, orange peel, raspberry and sweet plum; all the flavours you expect are here … and more. Rating 91 - Drink by 2021, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (JAN/2016).
Winery Tasting Notes
The blend in this wine is approximately 78% Shiraz, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Deep red with purple hues.
The nose reveals an enticing array of black cherry, blood plum, smoky toast, liquorice and vanilla bean with a fresh herb and spearmint lift. Integrated black cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg aroma’s derived from barrels used in fermentation adds to the wines aromatic complexity.
A rich, full flavoured front and mid palate is laden with raspberry, black cherry, plums and blackcurrant layered with hints of chocolate and vanilla cream, all interlaced with rich, toasty oak. The wine’s luscious fruit is framed by long, textural Cabernet tannins in combination with balanced and elegant oak tannins. A great wine of complexity and substance.
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 easily achieve 12 or more years.
Medals & Trophies
Double Gold Medal - China Wine and Spirits Awards - 2015
Gold Medal - Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada - 2015
Gold Medal - Les Citadelles Du Vin France - 2015
Gold Medal - AWC Vienna - 2015
Silver Medal - Decanter Asia Wine Awards - 2015
Silver Medal - Mundus Vini Summer - 2015
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge - Tranche 2 - England - 2015
Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Belgium - 2015
Silver Medal - Expovina - Switzerland - 2014