Monday, 12 December 2011

Fox Creek Shadows Run Shiraz/Cab/Merlot 2008

I've just finished tasting through a raft of wines from Mclaren Vale and I must admit that the quality of wines was extremely high. Much higher than the average from the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills plus the price was very low for the quality. In general the best wines were Grenache based or Sangioveses.  This is interesting as most of the flagship wines from the wineries were straight Shiraz which means great bargains for the wine buyer.

Fox Creek Shadows Run Shiraz/Cab/Merlot 2008

This wine was the worst of a good run.  The wine was dominated with bourbon, sweet vanilla mixed with boiled blackberry.  The wine is a little too cooked and covered in oak to provide huge enjoyment. I tasted and scored this before looking at the price so I was glad to see it only come out just over ten bucks.  At this price it does offer good drinking.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $12
Rated: 82
Drink: Ready to go

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