Fox Creek Duet Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Current vintage

2012

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 herbaceous, leafy lift with hints of perfume and milk chocolate leading into aromas of blackberries, blackcurrant and freshly ground spice.

Palate

A lively blend of plum, red cherries, mulberry and blackcurrants with hints of spit roasted meats. The creamy mid palate with hints of brown spice is drawn through to completion with fine chalky tannins that gives the palate great volume and length. A rich, balanced and complex wine that is great with food.

Winemaking

The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) and Merlot (36%) 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 elegant and Cabernet tannins balances the wine and gives it structure and finesse. Harvest was in March 2012 for both varieties. 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 19 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

Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy Summer 2014
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014
Silver Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
Silver Medal, International Wine Guide 2014
Silver Medal, Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014 Tranche 2

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna

Tasting notes

2012 Duet Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

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

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  • Retail$23.00

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