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Fox Creek-Fox & Hounds-Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon-2003-1.5L

Producer: Fox Creek
SKU: 912
Delivery date: Dispatch within 1-3 day's

The wine is bright cherry red with a darker plum coloured core. The nose shows liquorice and dark fruits, toasty oak with a chocolatey rum & raison aroma. The entry to the palate is soft with a rich solid palate that is typically McLaren Vale, with blackcurrant and stewed plum flavours. The structure is typical of Fox Creek showing ripe fruit tannin with integrated oak complexity.

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91/100
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Medium to full-bodied, good structure; blackcurrant and blackberry fruit plus ripe, persistent tannins; good length.
, James Halliday Issue: Mar 2005
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The wine is bright cherry red with a darker plum coloured core. The nose shows liquorice and dark fruits, toasty oak with a chocolatey rum & raison aroma. The entry to the palate is soft with a rich solid palate that is typically McLaren Vale, with blackcurrant and stewed plum flavours. The structure is typical of Fox Creek showing ripe fruit tannin with integrated oak complexity.

Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Brand Fox & Hounds
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Fleurieu
Sub Region McLaren Vale
Vintage 2003
Format 1.5L
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2017
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Description

The wine is bright cherry red with a darker plum coloured core. The nose shows liquorice and dark fruits, toasty oak with a chocolatey rum & raison aroma. The entry to the palate is soft with a rich solid palate that is typically McLaren Vale, with blackcurrant and stewed plum flavours. The structure is typical of Fox Creek showing ripe fruit tannin with integrated oak complexity.

Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Brand Fox & Hounds
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Fleurieu
Sub Region McLaren Vale
Vintage 2003
Format 1.5L
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2017
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