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Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet Franc

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$24. 99 Bottle
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2002-2003)
Closure: Cork

In our opinion, the best Sparkling reds are made entirely from Shiraz, however, winemakers often choose to experiment, with a variety of grapes. At Fox Creek, they have chosen to add Cabernet Franc to the blend, which has tended to dry the wine out too much, and move it out of style – but that’s a personal observation some might like to challenge.Opaque crimson black colour with excellent deep mauve mousse. The nose is a little subdued, with aroma of blackberry, liquorice and raspberry. Generous palate flavours but quite dry, with raspberry, blackberry and liquorice dominant. Fine dry tannins, followed by long liquorice spice aftertaste. Cellar 4-5 years

Other reviews... Well put together sparkling red, with abundant dark berry fruit, dark chocolate and well-controlled dosage.
89 points - James Hallidays Wine Companion