Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz
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.
Fresh aromas of plums, black cherry and roasted nut intertwined with cinnamon, vanilla and dark chocolate
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.
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.
- Alcohol 14.5%
Approachable from early 2014 its peak drinking should be 2015 - 2024
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 Best Value 2014
Gold Medal, Lyon International Wine Competition 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Show 2014
Gold Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2014
Silver Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2014
4.5 stars [Top of Category] “New Release Shiraz $25 - $35”
Winestate Magazine New Releases Tasting May / June 2014
93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine New Relase Tasting May 2014
Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer
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