Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz Magnum (1.5l)

Current vintage

2007 | TASTED MAY 2015

Our 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.

Appearance

Brick red.

Bouquet

Red cherries, rhubarb, fresh toast with hints of leather and cinnamon

Palate

The palate is rich and full showing plums, raspberry and liquorice, with earthy notes, coconut and dark chocolate rounding out the mid palate. The wine finishes with great balance and length, the previously youthful tannins have developed in time to become soft and supple.

Winemaking

Sourced from selected premium McLaren Vale vineyards blocks with a range of soil types contributing structural and flavour complexity. Soils include Bay of Biscay soils, grey loam, and red gravels. Harvested when fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids reached maturity. Fermentation on skins was for 8 - 10 days, with all wine completing fermentation in barrel for added texture and give a headstart to the integration of oak and grape tannins. During maturation the wine from each vineyard batch was targeted with appropriate oak styles to maximise its potential and produce the most complex and complete wine bases possible prior to blending. Our oak barrels are sourced from coopers in France, USA and Australia and are seasoned for 3 years. Maturation was for 18 months in both new and one year old oak barrels. Barrel by barrel selection during all stages of fermentation and barrel maturation to ensure only the best Shiraz barrels were selected for the final blend. Final blend proportions determined purely by quality.

Technical analysis

  • PH 3.56
  • TA 6.83g/L
  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

Drinking best up to 2020. This wine can be decanted for up to 3 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.

Awards

Blue Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition 2010
Gold Medal, WSA Wine Challenge, Singapore 2010
Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge UK 2010
Silver Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 (UK)
Silver Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2010
Silver Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2010
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010
Silver Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2009
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2011
Bronze Medal, Visy Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2011
Bronze Medal, Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal, Royal Adelaide Show 2010
Bronze Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal, Royal Queensland Wine Show 2008
Bronze Medal, Visy Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2009
4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine, New Releases, March/April 2010

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Chris Dix & Scott Zrna

Tasting notes

2007 Reserve Shiraz Magnum (1.5l)

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