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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2004
Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 89700)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

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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About Jacob's Creek:

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 Jacob's Creek. His first vineyard was in a small ironstone winery and visitors can still walk the historic vineyard, inspect the original cellar and feel a true sense of place for Jacob's Creek. Today, Jacob's Creek is one of the leading forces of Australian wine, creating wines with true character with a variety of different offerings from its portfolio.