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Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) 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
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
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
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

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