Deep red with purple hues.
The nose reveals an enticing array of black cherry, blood plum, smoky toast, liquorice and vanilla bean with a fresh herb and spearmint lift. Integrated black cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg aroma’s derived from barrels used in fermentation adds to the wines aromatic complexity.
A rich, full flavoured front and mid palate is laden with raspberry, black cherry, plums and blackcurrant layered with hints of chocolate and vanilla cream, all interlaced with rich, toasty oak. The wine’s luscious fruit is framed by long, textural Cabernet tannins in combination with balanced and elegant oak tannins. A great wine of complexity and substance.
James Stanley Malpas (JSM) was a highly decorated Captain in the armed forces and the past owner of the land on which the Fox Creek vineyards are grown.
The blend in this wine is approximately 76% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc. Shiraz components for the blend were selected for fruit richness and elegance. Cabernet Sauvignon for ripe round tannins and length; and the Cabernet Franc batches were selected for aromatic lift and fruit weight. All varieties were matured in 1 to 4 year old French and American barrels for 20 months prior to blending.
This wine is styled to be food friendly and we suggest it is ideal for enjoying with food in restaurants or at home. Subsequent cellaring for 2 to 8 years will give a softer more complex wine, and for those who love very aged wines the firm tannins should see easily achieve 12 or more years.
Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna 2014
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
Silver Medal, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Silver Medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014
Silver Medal, Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2014
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Silver Medal, Mundus Vini 2014
Bronze Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
Bronze Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2014
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014
Tranche 2 4 Stars, World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Tasting Winestate Magazine September / October 2014
Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz/Syrah
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