Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2015 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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RRP $90

$72.99 per Bottle
$437.94 per pack

Overview

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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Intense, deep purple. bouquet

Aroma

Red cherry, raspberry and blood plum fruit aromas layered with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, fennel seed

with hints of cedar and smoky toast.

Palate

The full flavoured palate with plum, cherries, mulberry and raspberries, also has black cherries and dark

chocolate filling out the mid palate.The wine finishes with great balance and elegance, characterised by rich

dark tannins framing the back of the palate and ending with firm, textural tannins. These tannins give the wine

excellent structure and length, and will become richer and softer as the wine ages rewarding those who can

cellar this release.

Ageing Potential

Drinking best at least up to 2032 and possibly a lot longer. This wine opens up and expresses the rich

aromas and flavours if decanted for up to 2 hours prior to consumption. Our Shiraz is an exquisite

accompaniment for full flavoured food but is sufficiently complex and satisfying to be savoured on its own

Medals & Trophies

OUTSTANDING Langton’s Classification of Wine VII

95 Points: James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

GOLD Medal Mundus Vini Summer 2018

GREAT GOLD Medal Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Awards 2018

GOLD Medal AWC Vienna 2017

GOLD Medal Berlin Wine Trophy 2017

GOLD Medal Asia Wine Trophy 2017

GOLD Medal Portugal Wine Trophy 2017

DOUBLE GOLD Medal China Wine & Spirits 2017

GOLD Concours Mondial of Brussels 2017

Vintage
2015
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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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