Fox Creek JSM Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2001
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Fox Creek JSM Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2001

Sale price$36.95
McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Varieties: Shiraz (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)

Closure: Cork

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Producer: Fox Creek

Country: Australia

Region: McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2001

Critic Score: 91

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: Now


Is the ant's pants when it comes to big, bold but also very drinkable McLaren Vale reds – Huon Hooke
Trophy, Best Red Wine Blend - 2002 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2002 McLaren Vale Wine Show

Fox Creek Wines was established in 1984 when Helen and Dr Jim Watts purchased a 32 hectare property on Malpas Road in McLaren Vale. The JSM blend was first produced in 1995 and is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz components were selected for fruit richness and elegance, Cabernet Sauvignon for ripe round tannins and length and Cabernet Franc for aromatic lift and fruit weight.

"Medium to full red-purple; solid, dark fruits and touches of dark chocolate and vanilla oak on the bouquet lead into a well-balanced, medium-bodied palate with sweet, chocolatey fruit and ripe tannins.” James Halliday

JSM are the initials of James Stanley Malpas (born 1873) and are cut into the stone lintel above the present-day tasting room, which was his house after he had graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College.

Expert reviews

Jeremy Oliver - 91 points (No review available)

"Medium to full red-purple; solid, dark fruits and touches of dark chocolate and vanilla oak on the bouquet lead into a well-balanced, medium-bodied palate with sweet, chocolatey fruit and ripe tannins. Trophy and gold medal winner at the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Best Drinking: 2005 to 2010."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion – 90 points

"Firm and chewy, with dark berry, cherry and mineral flavors, echoing enticingly on the refined finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon."  Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator – 89 points

"Fox Creek has a whole bevy of statuesque reds, two of which I think are the ant's pants when it comes to big, bold but also very drinkable McLaren Vale reds. They are the 2001 JSM and the 2001 Short Row Shiraz."  Huon Hooke, Good Weekend

Awards

Trophy, Best Red Wine Blend - 2002 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2002 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Highly Commended - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2002

About the winery


Fox Creek Wines

Fox Creek Wines is a winery located in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. McLaren Vale is a highly regarded wine region known for its rich history, Mediterranean climate, and abundant sunshine, which provide ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of grapes.

Fox Creek Wines was established in 1984 when Helen and Dr Jim Watts purchased a 32 hectare property on Malpas Road in McLaren Vale. Going against popular advise at the time, they planted vines in the black clay soils that had previously been used for growing barley. A decade later their flagship shiraz won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show.  They won this award again in 1998 and 2003 and their Reserve Shiraz achieved international acclaim. Subsequently many of their wines have won trophies and medals at national and international wine shows.

Early in 2021 Helen Watts (at the tender age of 86) sold Fox Creek Wines to Ben Gibson, Jock Harvey and Dim Georgiadis, who are long-time friends and industry colleagues. The winemaker is Ben Tanzer.

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.