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      2011 Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon


      Producer: Jacob's Creek Type: Red Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Barossa Valley,

      Our Price: $239.88 per case (12)
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      • Jeremy Oliver says:

        Structured and stylish, with a dusty scent of violets, blackcurrant and cedary oak backed by a note of fresh peppermint. Very smooth and polished, its intense palate of cassis, mulberries and plums knits tightly with cedar/vanilla oak and a firnish spine of crunchy tannin, finishing with genuine length. Pleasingly varietal, but just a fraction metalic and herbal at the finish for a higher rating.

        The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014

        Rob Geddes MW says:

        Minty cassis and ripe dark berries. Very soft with low tannins and and easy drinking feel. A junior year in the history of Coonawarra and an easy drinking style is the result.

        Rob Geddes MW

        Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says:

        A clear step up from the standard cabernet in this range. There s handy depth, and it s strongly pinned to the Coonawarra region with a blend of mint, olive, purple cherry and cassis fruit on the nose _ really distinctive. The palate s got proper cabernet shape and texture, fine tannins gather through the finish and stamp some authority, flavours run through plum to cassis, and a lick of oak spice adds further interest.

        Good Wine Guide 2013

        Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says:

        Herbal and subtle mint to the black currant. Soft mouthful of medium long juicy fruit with a minty finish and grape and oak tannin textures extend the medium long finish.

        Rob Geddes MW

        Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says:

        Rather minty, elegant and regional, this pleasingly intense young cabernet delivers a bright presence of sweet cassis, black berries and mulberries knit with fresh cedar/chocolate oak and framed by fine, loose-knit tannins. It's a shade too edgy, minty and herbal for a higher rating.

        The Australian Wine Annual

        Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says:

        Blackcurrant and black olive with distinct oak.

        Australian Wine Vintages 2010

        Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says:

        Blackcurrant and black olive with distinct oak.

        Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009

        Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says:

        They don't make this as oak-driven as they once did, meaning that it tastes more of dark grapes than of oak. This fits with the recent trend of Australian wine. Good wine, no doubt. Luscious, ripe, loaded with curranty, minty flavour with hay-like notes spraying out through the finish. Lots of warm, generous, (dark) olive-like flavour - no question about the value for money here. You can rely on it to satisfy.

        The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009

        James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:

        Powerful, medium- to full-bodied wine, seemingly from the Limestone Coast; blackcurrant fruit is supported by uncompromising tannins. For the long haul.

        Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009

        Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says:

        There's a part of me that wants to champion the little guys over the big guys; wines like this make it impossible. 2005 RELEASE Jolly good wine. Fighting at the top-end of its weight. Dusty and dry with a good lick of chewy tannin, its curranty fruit flavour the perfect foil to its dusty, chocolaty cabernet notes. Could do with a year or two in the cellar to help flesh out the mid-palate. DRINK 2009-2012.

        The Big Red Wine Book 2008

        Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says:

        An elegant, fine and supple cabernet whose vibrant, juicy expression of cassis, plums and dark berries and cherries is tightly knit with sweet, polished vanilla/cedar oak. It's scented with violets, dark fruits and dried herbs, while its supple, fine and elegant palate delivers a smooth, long and vibrant presence of fruit framed by dusty, tight-knit tannin.

        Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009

        James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:

        Good colour; abundant blackcurrant fruit, but the tannins are distinctly assertive. Time will help.

        Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

        Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says:

        Greenish aromas of snow peas, blackberries, mulberries and plums overlie nuances of chocolate and vanilla oak, with a whiff of silage. Forward and green-edged, it delivers some lively cassis/plum fruit but is both raw-edged and sappy, lacking smoothness and tightness. Its tannins are slightly metallic.

        Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006

        Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says:

        Slightly herbal and weedy white pepper and capsicum aromas of berry fruits lifted by perfumed vanilla oak, with some underlying and slightly under-ripe spicy tea tin-like influences. Simultaneously cooked, minty and herbal, the palate combines meaty berry flavours with green-edged herbaceous undertones, framed by sappy, raw-ish tannins. Flavoursome, but lacks charm and fruit sweetness.

        Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004

        James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says:

        Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

        James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says:

        Has impressed every vintage since being added on to the basic Jacob's Creek range several years ago. Healthy red-purple; sweet cassis fruit, even a hint of jam, drives the bouquet, flowing logically into a palate with a great volume of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, controlled oak and tannins.

        Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

        James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says:

        Medium red-purple; the bouquet is smooth, with ripe berry fruit and well-integrated oak. A powerful wine, unexpectedly dominated by tannins; needs to improve and probably will, but not to the level of the '98.

        Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
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