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Definitely lacking in complexity, but it's drinkable and for only $7 at the local grocery store I'll probably drink it again. Read more
Lots of chemical. Awkward. Drinkable, but not enjoyable. Read more
Great bouquet with the spices and oak and dark fruit, but disappointed on the palate. Overly acidic and tannic, which diminished any flavor in the... Read more
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Definitely lacking in complexity, but it's drinkable and for only $7 at the local grocery store I'll probably drink it again.
Lots of chemical. Awkward. Drinkable, but not enjoyable.
Great bouquet with the spices and oak and dark fruit, but disappointed on the palate. Overly acidic and tannic, which diminished any flavor in the wine. I would look for a more balanced expression of the grape in a Rhone.
I have already stated numerous times that I am a fan of Tempranillos, so the blend was an obvious choice for me. The fruity plum flavours and textures of Shiraz make this an excellent wine to pair with medium-rare red meats, the Grenache adds the cinnamon flavours, and makes this wine so enjoyable on its own, whilst the Tempranillo adds body and depth to what would otherwise be comparable to an average Merlot. I enjoy Merlots, but let's be honest here, they are no match against both of Shiraz and Tempranillos on their own. In my opinion, Jacob's Creek winemakers are true masters, as they have the expertise and sensitivity to ensure that no single blend overpowers another. I think this one will go on my top 10 list, most of all because it is delicious enough to drink on its own.
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Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2009 is full, in depth, and bright crimson in hue. Richly perfumed and aromatic, with intense dark berry fruits, hints of black pepper spice and sweet vanillin oak. A rich core of ripe black fruits, layered subtly with black p
Searching through Australian wines is a great way to find exciting, low-priced wines, and Jacobrsquo;s Creek is a guaranteed producer of top-quality bargains. Their 2006 Shiraz is bright and lively, a beautiful deep crimson in color, with cherry and red berry notes practically exploding in the glass. On the finish, spice and dried herbs round out the bright fruit for an end I would expect only from a much more expensive wine.
Region: BarossaColour: A dense crimson, hinting at the intensity to follow on nose and palateBouquet: Rich fruitcake and plum aromas with a hint of spice and sweet vanillin oak.Palate: Lifted notes of rich fruitcake and ripe plums, layered subtly with black pepper; stylish oak characters of ground cinnamon and sweet vanillin provide a supporting role.Cellaring Potential: Excellent drinking now and will continue to improve over the next five to ten years.Serving suggestion: An ideal accompaniment to braised lamb shanks, eye-fillet of beef or hard cheeses. - WineryAlcohol: 14.1% alcohol by volume
Jacobrsquo;s Creekrsquo;s offerings tend to be reasonably good values, although most score between 80ndash;83, not bad considering their prices. However, the 2000 Shiraz merited a high enough score to be included in this article. It possesses a medium ruby color as well as sweet, round, cherry and currant flavors, low acidity, and an uncomplicated, lush, medium-bodied personality. There are no hard edges or intrusive tannins in this plump, fruity red. Consume it over the next 12ndash;18 months. It is an excellent value.
A medium-bodied and lively wine that features the fruitier side of Shiraz, showcasing delicious blueberry and blackberry flavors, and a fresh texture. This is better suited to gilled poultry and pork, than steak, and would reward the daring with full textured fishes like tuna or swordfish. Still possesses the sense of ripeness and texture that Shiraz lovers will expect.
Ripe blackberry fruit and spicy black pepper notes, with subtle background chocolate-mocha-oak nuances. The palate has sweet brambly fruit encased in smooth and supportive soft tannins. The wine is a medium-bodied style showing persistence of fruit, and harmonized with the supple finish that defines the Jacob's Creek style.
On the lighter side, but nicely fleshed out with strawberry and spice flavors, which echo on the grainy finish. Drink now through 2003.
Winemaking: Regular, systematic inspections of individual vineyards of Shiraz grapes with longstanding track records of outstanding quality, consistency and character enabled us to pinpoint optimal harvest dates. Our winemakers selected parcels of Shiraz fruit predominantly from the Barossa Valley floor for potential inclusion in the blend, based on the presence of distinctive regional characters, concentrated varietal flavours and fine tannin structures. After harvest the selected parcels were gently crushed and de-stemmed into a range of static fermenters and inoculated with a chosen strain of neutral yeast. During fermentation on skins, temperatures were carefully controlled between 18-28°C for periods up to 15 days to ensure optimal colour, tannin and flavour extraction from the skins. The key components were then drained and pressed into a range of carefully selected new and used French and American oak barrels, in which they underwent malolactic fermentation. These components were matured in oak for up to 20 months. Only those parcels which showed exceptional regional and varietal flavours, balanced structure and complexity were included in the final blend of Jacob’s Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz.
"Colour: Full in depth and bright crimson in hue Bouquet: Richly perfumed and aromatic, with intense dark berry fruits, hints of black pepper spice and sweet vanillin oak. Palate: A rich core of ripe black fruits, layered subtly with black pepper and restrained, stylish oak, supported by softly textured fruit tannins and concluding with a long, savoury finish."
|Alcohol: 14.1%||pH: 3.43|
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