Custodians Postmaster Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvedre
This wine was named in honour of Henry Malpas, father of James Stanley Malpas (JSM), who was the first owner of the plot of land that is now the home of Fox Creek. As well as building the beautiful Willunga House in 1849 (which still stands magnificently in St Peters Tce, Willunga) he opened a General Store and took over the Mail duties from the local police in 1852.
Bright cherry red.
Perfumed confectionary lift with aromas of raspberry, mulberry and red cherry, hints of musk, ginger nut biscuits with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
A complex and luscious palate dominated by mulberry, raspberries and red cherries leading into a strawberry and cream mid palate with hints of chocolate eclair. The wine has well integrated oak, focussed and elegant tannins with a silky persistent finish. This is a classic regional blend that shows off the varieties that do well and is also fantastic with food.
70 year old vine Shiraz batch was matured in 2, 3 and 4 year old French and American oak, barrels were selected for their spice, character and sweet tannin profiles. The 60 and 80 year old vine Grenache was matured in older French and American puncheons, and selected for the perfumed lift and tannin elegance and power. The Mourvedre spent time in new, 1 and 2 year old French and American oak puncheons and was selected for its earthy texture and ability to tie the blend together. The composition of the wine is Grenache 59%, Shiraz 33% and Mourvedre 8%.
- Alcohol 14.5%
While crafted for immediate appeal, this wine will mature well with at least 5-10 years cellaring in controlled conditions.
Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer
- Circle Club$23.00
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