Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve-Wls South Australia Australia Reds Shiraz South Australia Australia Orlando Wines 2009
Colour: Deep crimson red with purple hues. Bouquet: Fresh blackcurrant and dark berry fruit aromas on the nose exuding typical Coonawarra characteristics. Hints of black olive and licorice balanced with nuances of cedar and vanilla from fine grain French oak. Palate: Generous ripe cassis flavours with tobacco leaf, supported by subtle integration of oak leading to a rich, smooth finish.
Editorial Reviews for Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve-Wls South Australia Australia Reds Shiraz South Australia Australia Orlando Wines
Decidedly leafy and herbal on the nose with fresh, raw white oak aromas over a base of red currant fruit. Rather smooth, well-balanced and transparent in the mouth with a nice pop of blackberry and vanilla early on the palate followed by more typical currant flavors. The tannins are firm but well-managed, remaining a supporting role here. This does display a fine edge of Cabernet typicality with its gentle herbal top note. An elegant, fresh and easy drinking wine at this price point. 85pts
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Wonderful, smooth, complex, well-integrated tannins. Long finish.
External Reviews for Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve-Wls South Australia Australia Reds Shiraz South Australia Australia Orlando Wines
Vintage Conditions: Normal rainfall in the Coonawarra region during the winter of 2008 provided good soil moisture levels for budburst in early spring, and fortunately spring continued to be free of frost events. This allowed for excellent vine establishment for the growing season, although wind and cloud cover in November extended vine flowering and resulted in reduced fruit set and lower crop levels. This reduction in yield combinedwith temperatures that were slightly lower than average allowed the vines to evenly ripen fruit to maturity. These relatively cool dry summer conditions are typical of Coonawarra?s maritime climate which provide for the gradual accumulation of essential grape sugars and flavours, but theslightly cooler conditions experienced in 2009 contributed to the leafy notes in this wine. Overall the vintage provided good varietal definition and Cabernet Sauvignon with distinct regional Coonawarra character. Winemaking: Our winemakers and viticulturalists made regular vineyard inspections of our Coonawarra vineyards during the ripening period. They monitored thefruit carefully in order to select those parcels of high quality fruit which displayed strong varietal character and good regional expression, appropriate for Jacob?s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was then harvested at optimal ripeness, based on the key indicators of flavour intensity, sugar and acid balance. Individual fruit parcels were de-stemmed and crushed into static and potter fermentersfor fermentation on skins typically between 10 - 15 days, with temperatures maintained between 18 - 28øC. The fer ments were tasted twice daily to ensure an appropriate maceration regime was employed, so as to achieve a thorough yet gentle extraction of colour as well as desirable flavours and tannins from the grape skins. The various wine parcels were matured separately for eighteen months in French oak hogsheads and then reviewed for inclusion in the blend. Those parcels showing regional characteristics of intense, pristine Cabernet fruit flavours and fine, persistent tannins indicative of longevity were set aside for the Jacob?s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, with the final blend being brought together for bottling in late 2010.
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