Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$10.29
Item No. 89700
  • red wine
  • JH92
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine displays intense blackberry and cherry with lively black pepper notes. It is full bodied with strong palate presence. It demonstrates soft silkiness and firm tannin backbone. Expressive smokey cedar oak characters compliments a wine with great length of flavor, with complex notes of blackberry and spice.

The 2004 Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz owes its complexity to the integration of moderate to warm climate ripe blackberry lusciousness with stylish cool climate black pepper and spice characters. The enticing nature of the generous yet approachable fruit flavors ensure that the wine can be enjoyed by those who choose to drink it now; however it has sufficient depth of flavor and density of structure to evolve further over the next 10 years if cellared carefully.

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Alan King - College Station, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This Shiraz like most Australian wines I have tasted requires a bit of time to open up. We had this bottle on a Tuesday evening with Braised beef and a fairly acidic tomato based sauce, rice and broccoli. On the nose it was tight and though it had the typical dark berry aromas not much aromatics. To the taste it was typical of Australian Shiraz fruit forward hints of blackberry and raspberry and a bit of spice. And it paired well with the meal. Nothing spectacular. On the other hand as the meal progressed the aromas became much more pronounced. We definitely got a Blackberry Icecream or Blackberry and cream lifesaver aroma that was very interesting. The flavors became much spicier and finished with a very full mouth feel. I think this wine could be very good with a couple more years in thh bottle.
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With over 150 years of making wine in the Barossa Valley, Jacob's Creek's winemaking philosophy is to make high quality wines in a contemporary Australian style, which are fresh, elegant, great tasting and show true varietal character. From its beginnings in 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant named Johann Gramp planted the Barossa Valley's first commercial vineyard on the banks of...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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