Fox Creek `Postmaster` GSM 2016 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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$25.99 per Bottle
$155.94 per case

Overview

70 year old vine Shiraz batch was matured in 2, 3 and 4 year old French and American oak, and barrels selected for their spice, character and sweet tannin profiles.

The 60 and 80 year old vine Grenache was matured in older French and American puncheons, and selected for the perfumed lift and tannin elegance and power.

The Mourvedre spent time in new, 1 and 2-year-old French and American oak puncheons and was selected for its earthy texture and ability to tie the blend together.

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

Expert Reviews

The back label speaks of elegance and the taming of the power of the McLaren Vale GWM blend. Well, it's all a question of the length of a piece of string, but I will agree the wine has good balance, particularly given it is full-bodied. It also has some spicy/savoury notes to give context to its luscious red and purple fruits. Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companon 2018

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright cherry red

Aroma

Perfumed confectionary lift with aromas of raspberry, mulberry and black cherry, hints of liquorice, ginger nut biscuits with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove rounding out the mix.

Palate

A complex and luscious palate dominated by mulberry, raspberries and black cherries leading into a strawberry and cream mid palate with hints of blueberries and dark chocolate. The wine has well integrated oak, focussed and elegant tannins with a silky persistent finish.

The Old Vine Grenache delivers the perfumed lift and juicy red berry fruits, with the Old Vine Shiraz adding the fleshy plum and strawberries on the mid palate. The old vine tannins give the wine an elegance and structure with the Mourvedre tying the palate together by adding tannin volume and some earthy, gritty texture.

This is a classic regional blend that shows off the varieties that do well and is also fantastic with food.

Cellar

While crafted for immediate appeal, this wine will mature well with at least 5-10 years cellaring in controlled conditions.

Blend

Grenache 57%, Shiraz 34%, Mourvédre 9%

Medals & Trophies

GOLD Medal Mundus Vini 2018

GOLD Medal CWWSC 2018

Vintage
2016
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Grenache 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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