Fox Creek JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

Current vintage

2012

Its colour is deep, vibrant, garnet red and it has an aroma of dark cherry, raspberry and savoury deli meats . The palate is fresh and has a variety of flavours from cherry to dark berries and spice from the Cabernet Franc. The middle palate offers rich fruit and the wine finishes dry.

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, New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini Spring 2014
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy 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, 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

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2012 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon in Large Print

2010 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon in Large Print

2009 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

2008 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

2007 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

2006 JSM Shiraz - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Circle Club$19.00
  • Retail$23.00

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Important info

Orders for wine must be in multiples of 12 and orders for mixed dozens are welcome. This excludes Large Format bottles which are condsidered to be 12 bottles for freight purposes. If you'd like to purchase fewer than 12 bottles please contact us.

Who is JSM?

Image of James Stanley MalpasJSM initials carved in stone

Our JSM was named after the decorated army Captain James Stanley Malpas who was born in Willunga in 1873. His family lived in what is now our cellar door cottage and ‘Stan’ (as he was known) carved his initials in the stone lintel above the front door in 1891 when he was 18 years old.

He studied at Roseworthy Agricultural College where he graduated as a Gold Medalist. In 1915 he enlisted in the AIF and was posted to Gallipoli where he was promoted to the rank of Captain. A few months later he developed typhoid fever and returned to Australia to recover.

The following year he rejoined his battalion (27th) in Gallipoli but was wounded in action with a severe gunshot wound to left axilla (armpit) with nerve injury and a superficial wound to right forearm. He was then sent to England for convalescence and returned to Australia three months later in February 1917. He was discharged from the AIF in August of the same year with 25% incapacity.

‘Stan’ was awarded the Military Cross for “conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great resourcefulness and dash in getting his company out of an almost impossible position in the trenches.” ‘Stan’ died in 1937 at the age of 64 and his grave can be found in the township of Willunga

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