Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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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Member Reviews for Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve

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Snooth User: TheWilsons
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2.50 5
10/25/2011

Definitely lacking in complexity, but it's drinkable and for only $7 at the local grocery store I'll probably drink it again.


Snooth User: lolazaza
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1.00 5
07/13/2011

Lots of chemical. Awkward. Drinkable, but not enjoyable.


Snooth User: johnnievee
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0.00 5
08/04/2012

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.


Snooth User: Ndakanatswa
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3.50 5
10/03/2011

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.


Snooth User: ConnieJ
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4.00 5
09/09/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Firm, even chewy, on the lean side, with dark berry and cherry flavors that linger. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Smooth and polished Shiraz, generous with its plum and berry flavors, finishing dark and appealing. Good choice at this price. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

The bouquet is clean, offering a good mix of berries and oak. The palate drives forward with vital fruit and drying oak, while the finish is toasty, with vanilla coming on late. This wine is firm, balanced and tasty. At all check points it belies its value price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Bright and refreshing, exhibiting a savory edge to the berry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

On the lighter side, but nicely fleshed out with strawberry and spice flavors, which echo on the grainy finish. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Searching through Australian wines is a great way to find exciting, low-priced wines, and Jacob'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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Tight and grainy, with a chalky edge to the berry and dried cherry flavors. Drink now through 2012.


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Tasting Notes:

"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."

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.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.43

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