Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 79672
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • JH92
  • WE91
  • ST91
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Winemaker's Notes

"Tightly packed with bright plum, currant and spice flavors, this one has remarkable focus that lets the flavors roll beautifully through the firm tannins onto a long and promising finish. Best from 2006 through 2012. 350 cases imported."
-90 Points Wine Spectator

"Meaty, burnt sugary aromas are deep. On the palate, tannins are chewy and red fruit is dressed up with coffee and mocha; coffee continues through the long finish. Bears some resemblance to the 1994 Reserve Shiraz, which is still going strong. Drink through 2012."
-91 Points Wine Enthusiast

"Medium ruby. 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 without losing its focus or verve."
-91 Points International Wine Cellar

Powerful blackberries and blackcurrant flavours together with licorice and dark chocolate. These flavours are balanced by firm acidity and fully integrated tannin giving a wine of extraordinary depth and length of finish. This is the epitome of our Reserve Shiraz style.

The fruit for the Reserve Shiraz was primarily sourced from our ‘Willows Block' at Fox Creek and harvested between 14° and 14.5° Baumé. Fermentation on skins was for 8 days with a proportion of the wine (40%) completing fermentation in new American (80%) and French (20%) oak. The wine was matured for 15 months in new and 1 year old American oak. During this time it was racked 3 times allowing us to assess the quality of the wine and fine-tune our oak handling.

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Learn About Fox Creek

The Fox Creek story began when a small group of doctors and their wives decided to pursue a lifelong passion - creating wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia"s premier wine regions, globally renowned for its Shiraz. The sunshine was free. Fox Creek"s flagship wine was the 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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