Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon St. Hugo 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Deep ruby red with crimson edges. Bouquet: A classic Coonawarra nose at the riper end of the spectrum, with concentrated dark berry fruits, blackberry leaf and chocolate, complemented by spicy, toasty oak. Palate: Elegant yet powerful, with refined intense berry fruit flavours and integrated cedary oak, supported by a core of firm yet supple tannins, with a long, savoury finish.

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Jacob's Creek:
In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing grapes and attempt to make the wine himself. It was a way of adapting to a new country, but still staying true to his character. What he didn’t know was that when he planted the Barossa Valley’s first commercia... Read more
In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing grapes and attempt to make the wine himself. It was a way of adapting to a new country, but still staying true to his character. What he didn’t know was that when he planted the Barossa Valley’s first commercial vineyard along the banks of Jacob’s Creek, he was also planting the seeds of one of the most popular wine brands in the world that would be named after the waterway.  Today,  Jacob's Creek remains one of the most well known, trusted and enjoyed Australian wines around the world. It delivers fresh, elegant and great tasting wines that show true varietal character.  The philosophy of Jacob's Creek is to offer a range of wines that suit all occasions.  As a company, we concentrate on two key things: The first is continuous improvement. Every vintage we strive to improve the quality of our wines by refining our winemaking practices and continually gaining a greater understanding of our vineyards. The second is that in everything we do, at every step of the winemaking process, from the vineyards all the way through to your glass, we all work with the final destination in mind. We do it for the most important wine critic. You. Read less

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Snooth User: CLOJON
10215787
3.00 5
05/23/2009

Compared to a 2007 Penfold's Rawson's Retreat Shiraz/Cabernet. Full bodied smell with black cherry and vanilla scents. Full, well rounded wine with mild acidity. A bit more acidity and a bit less well rounded than the Penfold's.


Snooth User: Spalsh
97932511
2.00 5
11/23/2011

My first tasting note, do forgive any novice mistakes and a less-than-accurate review =) Aroma/Bouquet: The main smell was "fruity". I got a mix of plum and cherry, although the cherry came out noticeably stronger than the plum. In Mouth: I felt that this wine was leaning towards the rough side, with a bearable but strong acidity. Aftertaste: Surprisingly, I felt it had a long aftertaste. A bit on the harsh side. Review: At its price, this is an "OK" wine to have if you are not picky. Suitable for those eat-at-home western meal dinners, but definitely not one for special occasions.


Snooth User: Solublefish
3367534
3.00 5
12/24/2009

Agree with the below. My novice taste buds say that it is somewhat harsher than the Penfold's Kanooga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, but a good display of flavors.


Snooth User: hagertygal
4880144
1.00 5
05/26/2010

Ugh! Whatever they are calling vibrant plum, I am labeling as sour cherry. Soft tannins, and left a harsh aftertaste in my mouth. The color is also quite a bit lighter than I would have expected. Just plain peutrid! Not even woth the $4.99 I paid for it.


Snooth User: Koren
196858160
1.00 5
12/14/2010

One glass


External Reviews for Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon St. Hugo

External Review
Source: Jacob's Creek
05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: Winter rainfall was very much below average, with the dry conditions continuing into spring; the dry soils combined with low overnight temperatures set the scene for numerous frost events, with yields significantly reduced in several blocks which in a ?normal? year might be expected to achieve the quality required for potential inclusion in St Hugo. Fortunately many of our best blocks were equipped with frost protection systems, and in these blocks the yields were close to normal. A major rain event in January provided much-needed soil moisture, and the warm, dry weather which then followed right through to harvest allowed for steady sugar accumulation with low disease pressure, producing small but sound berries, packed with flavour and tannin. Winemaking: The key to providing premium high quality wines from the vineyard is in the selection process. Each Coonawarra vineyard was carefully monitored as ripening progressed and only those parcels exhibiting excellent potential in terms of varietal expression and colour intensity were set aside as candidates for St Hugo. Each vineyard parcel selected for St Hugo, after reaching optimum flavour ripeness, was individually harvested and vinified. All grapes delivered to the winery were destemmed and crushed into static fermenters. Extraction of colour, flavour and tannin was achieved by ?pumping over? regularly, allowing the fermenting juice to percolate through the skins. Ferments were held on skins for periods ranging from 14 to 25 days, with temperatures allowed to peak at 28øC mid-ferment before cooling back to around 18-22 deg C. Once optimum flavour and tannin profiles were achieved, the wines were drained from the skins; the skins were then pressed with the pressing returned to the free-run. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent maturation for 24 months were undertaken in 65% new and 35% one year old fine-grained French oak hogsheads, carefully selected from different coopers for their ability to provide structure and complexity whilst remaining respectful of the fruit. Tasting of individual parcels revealed those that showed the regional and varietal characteristics required for St Hugo, and these were used to create the final blend.


External Review
03/05/2009

An excellent value red from Down Under. The Cabernet is a rich chocolatey, Aussie style of wine. Perfect for every day wine.



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Colour: Deep ruby red with crimson edges. Bouquet: A classic Coonawarra nose at the riper end of the spectrum, with concentrated dark berry fruits, blackberry leaf and chocolate, complemented by spicy, toasty oak. Palate: Elegant yet powerful, with refined intense berry fruit flavours and integrated cedary oak, supported by a core of firm yet supple tannins, with a long, savoury finish.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.6%

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