Fox Creek Shiraz-Grenache-Mourvedre

Current vintage

2012

A wine to be enjoyed with food. Both the nose and palate have a blackberry and dark cherry character. There is a sweet middle palate and the soft savoury aromatic character of the Grenache leads on to a beautifully soft finish.

Appearance

Bright cherry red.

Bouquet

Perfumed floral lift with aromas of plum and black cherry, finished with cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed and vanilla bean.

Palate

Shiraz and Grenache in balanced proportions deliver perfumed lift and juicy red berry fruits with the Mourvedre contributing the wines richness, length and structure. The front and mid palate are filled with a luscious mix of plums, black cherries, caramel and milk chocolate, complimented by mixed brown spice. The wine finishes with subtle, integrated oak and elegant, textural grape tannins. This is a classic regional style that is fantastic with food. The front and mid palate are filled with a luscious mix of plums, red cherries, rhubarb and dark chocolate, complimented by rich, brown spices and subtle oak, finished with elegant and textural grape tannins. This is a classic regional style that is fantastic with food.

Winemaking

Shiraz batches matured in 2, 3 and 4 year old French and American oak were selected for their spice, character and sweet tannin profiles. The Grenache and Mourvedre were matured in large, new and 1 and 2-year-old French and American oak puncheons. The composition of the wine is Shiraz 50%, Grenache 37% and Mourvedre 13%.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14 .5%

Ageing potential

While crafted for immediate appeal, this wine will mature well with 3-6 years cellaring in controlled conditions.

Awards

Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles2014
Gold Medal, Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014 Tranche 2
Silver Medal, International Wine Guide 2014 

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2012 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2011 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2011 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre in Large Print

2010 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2010 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre in Large Print

2008 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2008 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre in Large Print

2007 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2006 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

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  • Circle Club$15.00
  • Retail$17.50

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