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Monday, 29 July 2013

Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2011

I reviewed the 2008 of this only last year. So it seems it is released as a 2 year-old, and not a 5 year old as I thirst thought.

Lush, rich, 'polished' oak over background spice. The oak makes way - or certainly the olfactory organ gets used to it - a good perfume of fruit, spice with choc-vanilla-coconut layers.

Plum and florals on the palate, good acid thrust; tannin soft and chalky. Acid high, in balance against the oak and fruit - a coup given the cooler than usual vintage. Touch of salinity, choc-coffee, a punch of flavour...then a tail. 

Good length, fairly generous, with spice and zing. An indecisive 91/ 92 (as you wish) - Very Good

Tasted on: Monday 8th July, a Flower Day
Source: Sample
Price: $70
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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