Fox Creek `Shadow's Run` Shiraz Cabernet 2010 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$14.99 per Bottle
$179.88 per case
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Overview

Shadow's run is a range of wines named after Fox Creek Wines owners faithful dog, Shadow and his extraordinary habit of chasing the vibrating trellis wire as the grape vines were pruned each year. Shadow's run is designed for the relaxed café society and for drinking on leisure occasions with good friends and great dogs.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A gold medal sticker on the bottle at the '2012 National Canberra Wine Show' (there is no such thing - presumably it's the Royal Show) without the dates being specified doesn't comply with the regulations. But it's an exceptional achievement for a wine of this price; it has very good colour, and has layers of blackberry, blackcurrant and chocolate fruit, ripe tannins and imperceptible oak. At face value, a great bargain. Rating 92 -Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Austarlian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright purple.

Aroma

Blackberries, red cherry and plums with cigarbox, hints of fresh leafiness and milk chocolate.

Palate

A soft, rich balanced blend of blackcurrant, red cherry and blood plum fruit flavours, complemented by a milk chocolate, cherry and cream mid palate. This ripe, juicy and elegant blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon finishes with vibrant youthful tannins, leaving the palate clean, refreshed and looking for the next sip.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, National Wine Show of Australia 2012

Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2013

Silver Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2012

Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2012

Bronze Medal, Royal Hobart Wine Show 2012

Bronze Medal, The Great Australian Red, 2012

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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