Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2009

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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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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.


External Reviews for Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve

External Review
11/28/2012

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


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

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


External Review
05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: A cool and dry winter preceded the 2009 growing season. Dry conditions prevailed into spring and early summer requiring the implementation of supplementary irrigation to maintain healthy and protective grapevine canopies. Early February temperatures were slightly cooler than average in most regions, ideal for the gradual accumulation of essential grape sugars and flavours. Harvesting of Shiraz occurred in earlier than usual, which was advantageous as March saw a record breaking heat wave strike most of South Eastern Australia. Winemaking: Parcels of fruit with generous varietal flavours were carefully selected during vineyard assessments by our winemakers. Harvest dates were determined on the basis of optimum fruit flavour intensity, sugar/acid balance and tannin ripeness. After harvest and transport to the winery, fruit was de-stemmed and crushed to different fermenter types. A carefully selected yeast strain was chosen to inoculate the must, with fermentation carried out at temperatures of 18øC to 26øC. Thistemperature range allowed sufficient extraction of colour and flavour from the skins, while retaining freshness. Twice daily fermentation tastings allowed winemakers to choose the optimum method and frequency of cap management for individual fermenters. This was adjusted as required throughout the ferment. The individual parcels were pressed off skins when optimal colour and flavour intensity were attained, so as to create a soft, velvety tannin profile. Once pressed, the base wines were centrifuged as soon as possible, removing fermentation solids and ensuring freshness of fruit characters for the blend. The wines were matured separately before final review and allocation to the blend.


External Review
05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: Very dry conditions and cold weather prevailed during the winter of 2008. Budburst was around two weeks later than in the previous two seasons, returning to the timing of a normal season. Good rains finally arrived during early summer, which helped with vine canopy growth. A lengthy hot spell in late January and early February raised concerns of a repeat of the hot conditions from the previous vintage, but the robust Shiraz vines remained largely unaffected. The remainder of the growing period could be described as ?textbook?, with mild, dry conditions right through to harvest in mid March allowing for gradual, complete ripening with no disease pressure. The resulting Shiraz fruit was beautifully balanced, with attractive perfume and richness. 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 18-28øC 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.


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
07/11/2011

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.


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Ratings & Tags for Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve

283212 Snooth User: nventure
rated this wine
2.50 5
01/28/2012

36286 Snooth User: talikan
rated this wine
3.50 5
05/22/2011

495595 Snooth User: ConnieJ
rated this wine
4.00 5
09/09/2011

915639 Snooth User: kjmur
rated this wine
3.00 5
08/31/2011

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.

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.

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.43

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