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Reserve Shiraz. Fox Creek 2011

External Review by Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH:

Farbe: tiefdunkles Purpur, fast schwarz; Bouquet: Anspringende Aromen von schwarzen Früchten (Kirschen und Cassis) Schokolade und Mokka werden ergänzt durch schön integrierte Holzaromen wie Vanille und Cigar Box; Körper: Der Wein zeigt süsse Aromen wie Früchtecake, Rumrosinen und Schokolade. Er ist sehr reich und konzentriert

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Fox Creek Wines Pty Ltd:
It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free. Between them and their families Fox Creek Wines was born and they could not have even guessed what a success ... Read more
It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free. Between them and their families Fox Creek Wines was born and they could not have even guessed what a success their venture would be. When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life! Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was their 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. Success has continued and Fox Creek now markets single varietal wines from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (Duet), Shiraz and Cabernet Franc (JSM), Shiraz and Grenache, and a sparkling Shiraz Cabernet Franc (Vixen). The white wines produced are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a Verdelho. Since Fox Creek was established, many of their wines have been recognised by being awarded both Trophies and Gold Medals from National and Regional Wine Shows. The details all shown in the individual tasting notes for each wine. In 2003, a new label in a lower price bracket was introduced by Fox Creek named 'Shadow's run' named after the vineyard Border Collie Shadow. The first wine released under this label was a 2001 Shiraz Cabernet, blended as a soft, full flavoured and spicy wine. The Red Baron Shiraz flew onto the shelves in 2006. It is Fox Creek Wines third Shiraz and has a rich soft entry which leads into a blend of red berry, cherry and plum fruits framed with smooth ripe tannins. Read less

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Vintage: 2006 08/31/2009

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External Reviews for Reserve Shiraz. Fox Creek

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2004 08/02/2011

Farbe: tiefdunkles Purpur, fast schwarz; Bouquet: Anspringende Aromen von schwarzen Früchten (Kirschen und Cassis) Schokolade und Mokka werden ergänzt durch schön integrierte Holzaromen wie Vanille und Cigar Box; Körper: Der Wein zeigt süsse Aromen wie Früchtecake, Rumrosinen und Schokolade. Er ist sehr reich und konzentriert


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Vintage: 2002 09/22/2010

Ripe, vibrant and nicely focused aromas of crushed blackberry, blackcurrant, basil, exotic incense and vanilla. Dense and thick, with round, supple flavors of dark berries, creme de cassis kirsch, mocha and roasted meat. Finishes fat and creamy witho... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 Fox Creek Shiraz Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 09/22/2010

($55) Deep red-ruby. Opulent, spicy aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis, with dark chocolate, mocha, licorice and lightly toasty, creamy vanillin oak. Sumptuous, powerful and creamy, presenting a perfectly ripened, vibrant palate dripping with impr... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2001 Fox Creek Shiraz Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 09/22/2010

The 1997 Shiraz Reserve conceals its nearly 15% alcohol behind a cascade of incredibly rich, concentrated fruit. This wine sees only new American oak. It boasts an opaque black/purple color in addit... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1997 Fox Creek Shiraz Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1996 01/19/2009

As my point score suggests, I was very impressed with this wine. Only the third vintage of this wine, it is made from 14-year old vines that average 3 tons of fruit per acre. I am pleased to report t... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1996 Fox Creek Shiraz Reserve 750ml




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