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2014 Jacob's Creek Reserve Barossa Signature Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

There is a bit of conjecture about the use of the word "signature" on this label at the moment. Regardless of what the court rule about the label, we at Cracka think that the booze inside the bottle is something the Barossa and the crew at Jacobs Creeks can be proud of. This is classic Barossa shiraz, full bodied and packed with plummy flavours, plenty of oaky love (18 months in a combination of new and old if you're playing at home) and excellent depth of flavour. Pair it with Burnt Brisket ends and cold winters night for maximum enjoyment.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour
Deep crimson with purple edges.

Bouquet
The nose shows lifted mulberry, chocolate and clove aromas, enhanced by cedar and vanilla notes from the influence of oak.

Palate
A medium to full-bodied palate showcases the classic varietal plum and forest berry flavours complemented by light vanilla and regional chocolate notes. The supple ripe tannins are typical of the best Barossa Shiraz, culminating in a long satisfying finish.

Serving Suggestion
This is a versatile companion to hard cheeses or hearty meat dishes such as braised lamb shanks or eye-fillet of beef.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2014 Jacob's Creek Reserve Barossa Signature Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage) says
Full red colour with a purple tint; the aromas restrained and clean, shy, fresh, plummy and fruit-driven. The palate is full-bodied and coated with soft tannins, all in nice balance. Long, long finish. The wine is well-made and just needs time to build more character and complexity. Lovely balance and drinkability already. Very good potential.
92
The Wine Front (2014 Vintage) says
Good shiraz sweet plummy aromas over red fruit, earth, clove and dusty spice cupboard. Depth of flavour is here, plushness of texture, concentration of sweet fruit, framework of feathery tannins and finishes cool and fresh. Soft, supple, very easy to drink, with enough tannin distinction to take you to savouriness. Smart. A very good drinking $20 (or lower) wine. - Mike Bennie
89
Andrew Graham (2014 Vintage) says
Rich and hearty, this deep red (with purple edges) coloured wine has a plummy nose with just a hint of scorched fruit, the edges lifted up by a little milky caramel oak with a soft, generous, medium weight palate and slightly sweet plum finish. There’s some good chew here, but it ultimately feels a bit stewed and raw to get much higher points. Should improve with 12 months in bottle. Best drinking: 2017-2024.
87

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