Foxeys Hangout Shiraz 2013
Picked at only 12.5 Be of sugar after a long and warm ripening season with a lot of heat during March, we are frankly surprised with it's power and generosity. A lot of fruit exposure and low yields in fairly lean soil conditions tends to produce produce shiraz with purity and length from this vineyard whether the season is warm or cool, almost regardless of sugar ripeness. This wine's predecessor won three trophies at The Victorian Wines Show: Best Shiraz, Best Dry Red Wine and Best Wine of Show, making three out of the past four years that Foxeys Hangout has won the Best Wine trophy at the Victorian Wines Show.
Whole berries but no stems in the ferment. 2% viognier. 20% new French oak. Pretty shiraz. Fragrant, floral, peppery, good burst of fruit but as much about length and spice as intensity/impact. Bright in the glass and in the mouth. Will develop well given time. Another excellent release of shiraz from Foxeys. Rated : 93+ Points Alcohol : 13.5% Price : $45 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2015 - 2022+ Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
Deep, vivid crimson-purple; the perfumed bouquet attests to the wild yeast co-fermentation of a small percentage of viognier uplifting the chorus of red and black fruits wreathed with cool-grown spice and pepper; the super elegant palate is as intense as it is long. A worthy successor to the 2012. Screwcap. Drink to: 2038; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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