Friday, 29 April 2011

Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2007

The Fox Creek wines first made their way into wine drinking memory around the 1998 vintage but have dropped off my radar, so it was good to become reacquainted.   Due to the on going drought it has been tough to make perfectly balanced and lively wines.

Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2007

The wine shows liquorish, roasted meat, boiled plums and baked blackberry. While I think it has been well made, it dries out from the mid palate. The oak extends the palate but leaves me wanting more fruit freshness and structure. I only hope that in the cooler years that the problems with over-ripeness can be controlled.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $70
Rated: 85
Drink: 2011-2014


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