Fox Creek's most celebrated wine, first made in 1994. It has great depth of colour, aroma and flavour, typical of the best wines of the McLaren Vale region. The Reserve has an extraordinary range of flavours with blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and dark chocolate. The wine has a rich sweet fruit mid palate and the finish is long. While approachable when young, it is best cellared.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Individual, barrel by barrel selection from the best of the vintage. The deep purple-crimson hue introduces a full-bodied shiraz of extreme complexity and power; the fruit flavours are uncompromisingly black, the tannins integral to the overall style and quality of the wine, oak also well in play. Demands respect, and, in particular, time. Rating 96 - Drink by 2048, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense, deep maroon.
Red cherry and plum fruit flavours layered with cinnamon and nutmeg, dark chocolate and liquorice with hints of rhubarb and buttered toast.
The full flavoured palate with plums, black cherries, rhubarb and strawberries, with liquorice and milk chocolate filling out the mid palate. The wine finishes with great balance and elegance, and is characterised by rich dark chocolate, roast nut, vibrant acidity and firm structural grape tannins. These tannins give the wine excellent length and will become richer and soften as the wine ages, and will reward those who can cellar this release.
Drinking best up to 2028.
This Shiraz is an exquisite accompaniment for full flavoured food, but is sufficiently complex and satisfying to be savoured on its own.
Medals & Trophies
Excellent Classification - Langtons Classification of Wine VI
Best of Show Australia Red - ProWein, Mundus Vini Spring - Germany - 2015
Great Gold Medal - Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain - 2015
Great Gold Medal - Mundus Vini Spring - Germany - 2015
Gold Medal - Berlin Wine Trophy - Germany - 2015
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge - Tranche 2 - England - 2015
Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Belgium- 2015
96 Points - James Halliday’s 5 Top Reds for your Cellar - 2015