Fox Creek JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

Current vintage

2012

While the naming of this wine may have some wondering which grape varietal starts with 'J', JSM is in fact the intials for James Stanley Malpas who was a highly decorated Captain in the armed forces and the past owner of the land on which the Fox Creek vineyards are grown. A blend of three varieties; Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, JSM is a full bodied wine which has great structure and length of flavour.

Appearance

Deep red with purple hues.

Bouquet

The nose reveals an enticing array of musk, strawberry, smoky toast and vanilla bean with a fresh herb and spearmint lift. Integrated cinnamon and nutmeg aromas derived from barrels used in fermentation add to the aromatic complexity of the wine.

Palate

A rich, full flavoured front and mid palate is laden with red cherry, plums and blackcurrant layered with hints of strawberry and vanilla custard; all interlaced with rich, toasty oak. The wines luscious fruit is framed by long textural Cabernet tannins in combination with balanced and elegant oak tannins. A great drinking wine of complexity and substance.

Winemaking

The blend in this wine is approximately 76% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc. Shiraz components for the blend were selected for fruit richness and elegance. Cabernet Sauvignon for ripe round tannins and length; and the Cabernet Franc batches were selected for aromatic lift and fruit weight. All varieties were matured in 1 to 4 year old French and American barrels for 20 months prior to blending.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

This wine is styled to be food friendly and we suggest it is ideal for enjoying with food in restaurants or at home. Subsequent cellaring for 2 to 8 years will give a softer more complex wine, and for those who love very aged wines the firm tannins should see this wine easily achieve 12 or more years in the bottle.

Awards

Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna 2014 
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
Silver Medal, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Silver Medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014
Silver Medal, Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Silver Medal, Mundus Vini 2014
Bronze Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
Bronze Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2014
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014 Tranche 2
4 Stars, World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Tasting Winestate Magazine September / October 2014
92 points 'Highly Recommended' :  James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition 

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2012 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

2010 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

2009 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

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  • Retail$23.00

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