Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Current vintage

2011

A deeply coloured red wine with a typical aroma and flavour of blackcurrant complemented by flavours of dark cherry, chocolate and spice. This is an outstanding wine with excellent balance and long firm tannins that becomes more complex with age. A period of decanting is recommended.

Appearance

Deep Maroon.

Bouquet

Fresh leafy lifted mint, cinnamon and clove, overlaying red cherry fruits, roasted chestnuts and dark chocolate.

Palate

Blackcurrant and blackberry flavours lead into a creamy dark chocolate mid palate. The long soft structural grape tannins integrate well with the firm but elegant oak tannins to give the wine fantastic finesse and balance.

Winemaking

Sourced from premium McLaren Vale vineyards with well drained sandy loam soils and red alluvium. Harvested when fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids all reached maturity. Fermentation on skins was for 8 - 10 days with all of the wine completing barrel fermentation. Considered maturation of each vineyard batch in oak specifically matched to these Cabernet vineyards from a range of French coopers. The batches were shifted between different oak types to impart layers of flavour and enhancing the structure during its 18 month maturation in new to 2 year old oak barrels. Barrel by barrel selection during all stages of maturation ensure only the best Cabernet barrels were selected for the final blend.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

A vibrant and elegant wine which will drink well from mid 2013 onwards and will reward careful cellaring till at least 2024 and beyond.

Awards

Trophy, “Best Australian Wine” Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Blue-Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 
Gold Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Gold Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Silver Medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013
Silver Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013
Bronze Medal, Alliances du Monde International Wine & Barrel Competition 2013
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Bronze Medal, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine New Releases Tasting Nov/Dec 2013

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna

Tasting notes

2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in Large Print

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in Large Print

2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in Large Print

2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in Large Print

2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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