Fox Creek of the Mclaren Vale have a proud history in wine making. In this review, Tony Keys takes on one of their best - the Reserve Shiraz. One of the flagship wines for Fox Creek, the Reserve Shiraz has recieved several accolades this year including:
- Australia Special Prize & Citadelles Trophy, Les Citadelles du Vin 2013
- Great Gold Medal (between 95 & 100 points) International Wine Guide, Spain 2013
- Gold Medal, Les Citadelles du Vin 2013
- 5 Stars, Winestate Magazine World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Sept/Oct 2013
Fox Creek are also great supporters of the arts in South Australia, including the Principle Partner of The Barefoot Review. Prejudices aside this is an amazing shiraz, so be sure to support the winery that supports the arts and treat yourself to a bottle of this amazing wine.
Fox Creek ‘Reserve’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2011: The nose is deep, keep sniffing, keep discovering, it’s hard to pin any one smell down but they are all dark. Take it into the mouth and the wine immediately settles, it’s a sensation of it checking the taster out rather than the other way around. An expectation not unlike at the start of a big dipper ride is apparent. This ride is slow and just as exhilarating, the flavours come in waves and keep on coming. It’s quite a drink, still youthful and that keeps a couple of points off its score but still a very fine wine. 96 now and worth the $75 asked.