Aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, musk and mocha. The silky palate oozes flavours of sweet blackberry, licorice and chocolate and finishes with a balanced explosion of spice, crisp acid and soft elegant tannin length.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
"Dense and dark purple, wth a nose that leaps out of the glass, packed with blackcurrent spice, fruit cake and a touch of black pepper. On the palate this savoury wine has a ton of black fruit with coffee and chocolate. The tannins are grippy but not drying and there’s good acidiy which you need with such a rich wine. It finishes with sweet and a slightly bitter kick. A lot of flavour and a great example of a dry, sparkling red." Sumptous Magazine, April 2013
“A McLaren Vale blockbuster made predominantly from shiraz. It’s full of fruit, spice and dark fruits; a bit like tucking into a slice of black forest gãteau.” Qantas, The Australian Way, February 2009
“Vixen, made from McLaren Vale Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc, is deep, purplish and foaming, with a sweet blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and savoury, regional earthy characters. It’s complex, velvet-smooth and mouth-filling with soft, easy tannins. 4.5 stars." Ralph Kyte Powell, Epicure, The Age, December 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant, deep purple with fine sparkling bead.
Lifted leafiness with strawberries, red cherries, white chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon & vanilla bean.
A powerful wine rich and soft in texture. The silky palate oozes sweet plum and black cherries at the front, coffee, crème brulee and dark chocolate in the mid palate, all finished with an elegantly balanced explosion of spicy vanillin oak, crisp acid and soft elegant tannin length.
Medals & Trophies
Blue Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition 2010
Silver Medal, Effevescents du Monde 2012
Silver Medal and Highly Commended, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2012
Silver Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2010
Bronze Medal, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013
Bronze Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Bronze Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013
Bronze Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 (UK)
Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2010