Custodians Jim's Script Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot

Current vintage

2014

Jim's Script is named after the custodian and owner of Fox Creek Wines, Dr Jim Watts, a retired Professor of Surgery.

This classic, Bordeaux style blend is a fine example of the synergy that can be achieved with skilfull blending of various fruit parcels. The complimentary effects of the fruit flavours and tannins of the four varieties, deliver a wine that is structured, elegant and full in flavour.

Appearance

Deep purple / red.

Bouquet

Fresh leafy and minty lift, hints of perfume, dark chocolate, cigar box, blueberries, blackcurrant, nutmeg, clove

Palate

Raspberry, black cherry, blackberry, coffee, mocha, hints of toast, brown spice and roast nuts. The wine is drawn through to completion by fine silky tannins that give the palate focus, style and length. Jim’s Script is a medium bodied, balanced and multilayered wine that is superb with food.

Winemaking

This blend is a fine example of the synergy that can be achieved when blending individual varietals. The complimentary effects of the fruit laden Merlot with the elegant and silky Cabernet tannins balance the wine, the Cabernet Franc gives it aromatic lift and focussing structure and the Petit Verdot contributes spice and blueberry fruit. Harvest was in the last week of February for the Merlot and the last couple of weeks of March for all other varieties. All batches were open fermented and spent 7-10 days on skins before being pressed off. The Cabernet components were fermented in two and three year old American and French oak barrels, the Merlot was fermented in two year old French oak and the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot spent time maturing in older French oak.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

This wine can be enjoyed on release and will develop complexity with cellaring for up to 10 years.

Awards

Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirit Awards 2016 
Gold Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016 
Bronze Medal, International Wine + Spirit Competition 2016

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

Jim's Script Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot

Recipe Card : Grant's Dukka-crusted BBQ Lamb Cutlets

Recipe Card : Iain's Middle Eastern Pork Belly

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  • Retail$27.00

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