Jacob’s Creek Reserve: Shiraz-ma-tazz

It’s no surprise that Jacob’s Creek has figured out how to make crowd-pleasing wines. They’ve had 164 years to refine their technique. Jacob’s Creek was started when Johann Gramp, a recent immigrant to Australia from Bavaria, got tired of feeling homesick for the wines of his native country, and decided to do something about it. That idea led to one of Australia’s most recognized wine companies, and – especially in the case of the 2006 Reserve Shiraz – juice that is internationally acclaimed and award-winning.
On the nose, the Jacob’s Creek 2006 Reserve Shiraz is all strawberry and plum and cola. In the glass, it’s not as dark and opaque as some of the Barossa Valley Shiraz wines I’ve been tasting lately, but it’s not as heavy and overpowering, either. With its notes of cherry cola and strawberry and plum, it’s extremely approachable and easy to drink. The tannin is nicely integrated and balances well against the flash of heat in the back palate.

And for the price – approximately $12/bottle – imbibers get a great table wine at a great value.

Venture up this creekSometimes a person needs a bottle of wine they can buy and open immediately and just enjoy. A bottle that doesn’t require cellaring or decanting or pairing with a rich, juicy steak. Sometimes what a person really needs is something fresh and approachable at a great price – something like a Jacob’s Creek 2006 Reserve Shiraz.

It’s no surprise that Jacob’s Creek has figured out how to make crowd-pleasing wines.

They’ve had 164 years to refine their technique. Jacob’s Creek was started when Johann Gramp, a recent immigrant to Australia from Bavaria, got tired of feeling homesick for the wines of his native country, and decided to do something about it. That idea led to one of Australia’s most recognized wine companies, and – especially in the case of the 2006 Reserve Shiraz – juice that is internationally acclaimed and award-winning.

On the nose, the Jacob’s Creek 2006 Reserve Shiraz is all strawberry and plum and cola. In the glass, it’s not as dark and opaque as some of the Barossa Valley Shiraz wines I’ve been tasting lately, but it’s not as heavy and overpowering, either. With its notes of cherry cola and strawberry and plum, it’s extremely approachable and easy to drink. The tannin is nicely integrated and balances well against the flash of heat in the back palate.
And for the price – approximately $12/bottle – imbibers get a great table wine at a great value.

Posted on by Arianna Armstrong in Arianna's Wine Tasting Notes

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