1998 Fox Creek - Shiraz/Cabernet Franc JSM 750ml

Australia - South Australia - McLaren Vale/ Red / Proprietary Blend   |     Watch

IWC 90(+?)   Collector 95
1998 Fox Creek - Shiraz/Cabernet Franc JSM Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

Bright, deep ruby. Spicy, lively aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate and mint. Supple, intensely flavored and nicely focused; sappy berry and spice flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acids. Dense and concentrated. Youthfully firm finish features fine tannins and very good length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 91

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: MikeA
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/10/2009
Deep, dark color without much sign of its decade + age. Beautifully structured wine. Not sure I would have picked the blend very well but the combination of ripe shiraz fruits (still going strong) and cabernet backbone made it wonderful. Fun wine

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 95
Author: botro
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/13/2013
Drink Dates: 2000-2015
This wine is outstanding. Had many bottles when it was younger, and this is the oldest Australian shiraz I've ever had. Wish I had more... Dark color and dark fruits with mild tannins. Not as thick as I recall but probably related to its age. I suspect this will keep several more years but why wait.

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Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews

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601 bottles owned by 154 collectors.

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When the Watts family bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils in that area of McLaren Vale were composed of dense and 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 to fruition. Their labors bore fruit - extraordinarily high quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into wines of supreme quality. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, Fox Creek wines have achieved regional, national, and international acclaim and are now enjoyed around the world.

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