Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz

Current vintage

2012

A highly awarded and very popular wine first produced in 1999. It has a rich and powerful aroma and palate of blackberries, toast and sweet fruit. The wine is well balanced with fresh rich fruit, soft tannins, has a long dry finish and is suitable for mid-term cellaring. A classic McLaren Vale Shiraz which benefits from a period of decanting.

Appearance

Deep purple/crimson.

Bouquet

Fresh aromas of plums, black cherry and roasted nut intertwined with cinnamon, vanilla and dark chocolate

Palate

Rich fruit driven front palate is jam packed with plums and black cherries. The mid palate is all strawberries and cream with lashings of vanilla custard. This fruit richness and luscious mid palate is the hallmark of this wine style, with sympathetic and balanced oak completing the traditional Shiraz flavour and structural profile. The youthful grape tannins provide a gritty texture and firm length that will soften and integrate with age.

Winemaking

This wine is selected from intense and powerful Shiraz parcels from our best McLaren Vale vineyard blocks, with the variation in sites contributing different layers of flavour and tannin textures that defines the wine. The fruit was fermented on skins for 7 - 10 days in open fermenters prior to pressing, with 90% of the wine undergoing barrel fermentation. Maturation was in varying proportions of new and one year old French and American oak barrels for 19 months. The components are selected for this wine based on their fruit intensity, richness, structure and the integration or style of oak.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

Approachable from early 2014 its peak drinking should be 2015 - 2024

Awards

Best Red Wine of Australia Award, Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2014
Grand Gold Medal, Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2014
Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 
Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna 2014
Gold Medal, Alliances du Monde; International Wine & Barrel Competition 2014
Gold Medal, International Wine Guide 2014 
Gold Medal, Lyon International Wine Competition 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
Gold Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2014
Silver Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Silver Medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014 
Silver Medal, Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014 Tranche 2 
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Silver Medal, Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2014
93 points (Gold Medal) Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting May 2014
4.5 stars [Top of Category] “New Release Shiraz $25 - $35”  Winestate Magazine New Releases Tasting May / June 2014
4.5 Stars (Finalist for Wine of the Year Awards), McLaren Vale Tasting Winestate Magazine July/August 2014
4 Stars, World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Tasting Winestate Magazine September / October 2014
Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Top 5 Category Finalist 2014

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2012 Short Row Shiraz

2011 Short Row Shiraz

2011 Short Row Shiraz in Large Print

2010 Short Row Shiraz

2010 Short Row Shiraz in Large Print

2009 Short Row Shiraz

2009 Short Row Shiraz in Large Print

2008 Short Row Shiraz

2007 Short Row Shiraz

2006 Short Row Shiraz

2005 Short Row Shiraz

Press Reviews

"A big, powerful wine that's rich and intense,and currently driven by the oak with a big dose of crushed ant-like characters. Offering some excellent cellaring potential."
-4.5 stars [Top of Category] “New Release Shiraz $25 - $35” Winestate Magazine New Releases Tasting May / June 2014

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  • Retail$32.00

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