Private Cellar

Fox Creek `JSM` Red Blend 2002 (1x 1.5L), McLaren Vale. cork closure.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0006-2468891

Part of Sale: Magnum Mania ~ Ft. Lake's Folly Cabernet 1993

GST: Inclusive

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

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Overview

Our JSM was named after the decorated army Captain James Stanley Malpas who was born in Willunga in 1873. His family lived in what is now our cellar door cottage and ‘Stan’ (as he was known) carved his initials in the stone lintel above the front door in 1891 when he was 18 years old.

He studied at Roseworthy Agricultural College where he graduated as a Gold Medalist. In 1915 he enlisted in the AIF and was posted to Gallipoli where he was promoted to the rank of Captain. A few months later he developed typhoid fever and returned to Australia to recover.

The following year he rejoined his battalion (27th) in Gallipoli but was wounded in action with a severe gunshot wound to left axilla (armpit) with nerve injury and a superficial wound to right forearm. He was then sent to England for convalescence and returned to Australia three months later in February 1917. He was discharged from the AIF in August of the same year with 25% incapacity.

‘Stan’ was awarded the Military Cross for “conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great resourcefulness and dash in getting his company out of an almost impossible position in the trenches.” ‘Stan’ died in 1937 at the age of 64 and his grave can be found in the township of Willunga

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Bottles are individually numbered. This celebrated wine is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and is made for immediate consumption or, preferably medium-term cellaring. The wine has blackberry and lifted spice aromas. The palate has generous rich fruit flavours supported by fine tannins and has excellent length.

Vintage
2002
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Cork 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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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
T.B - NORTH STRATHFIELD NSW07/02/2019 5.23.52 PM AEDTAU $64 11
J.O - KIPPA-RING QLD11/02/2019 7.30.17 PM AEDTAU $59 10
D.H - Yarraville VIC10/02/2019 12.46.42 AM AEDTAU $49 10
R.W - Waterford West QLD07/02/2019 10.42.38 PM AEDTAU $29 10
E.W - Perth Airport WA07/02/2019 2.01.50 PM AEDTAU $19 10
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