Fox Creek Duet Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Current vintage

2011

This wine has become extremely popular in restaurants as it is so approachable when young. The aroma is of blackcurrant, mulberry and savoury chocolate. The rich berry flavours develop to a luscious intensity on the middle palate. The wine finishes with soft tannins and balanced acidity.

Appearance

Deep purple/red.

Bouquet

Fresh leafy lift with hints of perppermint and dark chocolate leads to aromas of blackberries, juicy plum, blackcurrant, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Palate

A lively blend of plum, red cherries, raspberry and blackcurrants with hints of cardomon. The rich creamy mid palate with hints of brown spice is drawn through to completion with firm textural tannins that give the wine great length. A rich, balanced and complex wine that is great with food.

Winemaking

The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (69%) and Merlot (31%) is a fine example of the synergy that can be achieved when blending individual varietals. The complimentary effects of the fruit laden Merlot with the Cabernet tannins balances the wine and gives it structure and finesse. Harvest was in March 2011. The Cabernet components were barrel fermented in two and three year old American and French oak. The Merlot was barrel fermented in two year old French oak. The wine was matured over a 20 month period.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

This wine can be enjoyed on release and will develop complexity with cellaring for up to 5-8 years.

Awards

Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy Summer 2013
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013
Silver Outstanding Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2013
Bronze Medal, Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Bronze Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013
Bronze Medal, New Zealand Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2013
Commended, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013
Commended, Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine Tasting Results July / August 2013 
Top 40 Best Buys, Winestate Magazine July / August 2013

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna

Tasting notes

2011 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

2011 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot in Large Print

2010 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

2010 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot in Large Print

2008 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

2006 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

Press Reviews

“Dense dark fruits on the nose and a well weighted and nicely textured palate with upfront fruit flavours with a big tannic finish.“ Winestate Magazine July / August 2013

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  • Retail$23.00

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