Custodians Postmaster Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvedre
This wine was named in honour of Henry Malpas, father of James Stanley Malpas (JSM), who was the first owner of the plot of land that is now the home of Fox Creek. As well as building the beautiful Willunga House in 1849 (which still stands magnificently in St Peters Tce, Willunga) he opened a General Store and took over the Mail duties from the local police in 1852.
Bright cherry red.
Perfumed confectionary lift with aromas of raspberry, mulberry and red cherry, hints of musk, ginger nut biscuits with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
A Mulberry, raspberry, red cherry, strawberries, hints of chocolate éclair. The wine has well integrated oak, focussed and elegant tannins with a silky persistent finish. Grenache delivers perfumed lift, juicy red berry fruits, Shiraz adds fleshy plum and strawberries, Old vine tannins provide elegance and structure. Mourvedre ties the palate together as it adds tannin volume and earthy texture. This is a classic regional blend that shows off the varieties that do well and is also fantastic with food.
The 70 year old vine Shiraz 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 Mourvédre 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.
- Alcohol 14.5%
While crafted for immediate appeal, this wine will mature well with at least 5-10 years cellaring in controlled conditions.
Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer
- Circle Club$23.00
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