Fox Creek "Jim's Script" Blend 2016

Fox Creek "Jim's Script" Blend 2016

Fox Creek "Jim's Script" Blend 2016

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Winemaking and Drinking

Fox Creek Wines, a renowned winery nestled in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, has a rich history of producing distinctive wines that capture the essence of their terroir. Among their notable creations is the "Jim's Script" Blend 2016, a tribute to the vineyard's storied past and its innovative spirit. This blend is a carefully crafted homage to Jim Watts, the founder whose vision and dedication laid the foundation for Fox Creek's success.

The "Jim's Script" Blend 2016 is a celebration of Jim's foresight and passion. The blend’s name reflects Jim's meticulous notes and records kept during the vineyard's early days, which now serve as a blueprint for current winemaking practices.

Vineyard

The grapes for the "Jim's Script" Blend 2016 are sourced from select vineyard blocks within Fox Creek's estate. The McLaren Vale region, with its Mediterranean climate, provides ideal conditions for growing premium grapes. The combination of warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters, along with diverse soil types, allows for the cultivation of varieties that exhibit both richness and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The "Jim's Script" Blend 2016 is a masterful combination of Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, with each variety contributing its unique characteristics to the final wine. The Shiraz brings a bold, spicy backbone, while the Grenache adds a layer of bright, red fruit flavors, and the Mourvèdre provides depth and structure.

Appearance: In the glass, the wine displays a deep ruby color with vibrant purple hues, indicating its youth and vitality.

Nose: On the nose, it offers an aromatic bouquet of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and plums, interwoven with hints of black pepper, cloves, and a touch of vanilla from the oak aging.

Palate: The palate is rich and full-bodied, with an impressive balance between the fruit and tannin structure. Flavors of juicy blackcurrants and raspberries dominate, complemented by notes of mocha, anise, and earthy undertones. The oak influence is subtle yet evident, contributing to a smooth, velvety texture.

Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with a lingering spice and a gentle acidity that invites another sip.

Fox Creek "Jim's Script" Blend 2016 is more than just a wine; it is a testament to the legacy of Jim Watts and the dedication to quality that defines Fox Creek Wines. Each bottle encapsulates the history, terroir, and innovative spirit of the McLaren Vale, offering wine enthusiasts a chance to experience a blend that is both contemporary and steeped in tradition. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, "Jim's Script" promises a memorable and enriching experience.


Wine TypeRed wine
ProducerFox Creek
StateSouth Australia
RegionMcLaren Vale
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Year2016
Volume750 mL
Alcohol14.5