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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2005
Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 90212)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $12.99

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
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Deep crimson with purple hues.

Bouquet: Rich fragrant blackberry and plum with a hint of spice balanced by integrated coffee/vanilla and toasty cedar oak notes.

Palate: Intense dark berry fruit flavours, with layers olive and spice. The 2005 Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz is full bodied with velvety tannins which provide the perfect backbone for expression of concentrated, spicy Shiraz flavours.

The generous, approachable fruit flavors ensure this wine can be enjoyed now; however the balance and structure of this wine will, if carefully cellared, evolve gracefully for the next 10 years.

"The Reserve wines from Jacob's Creek continue to offer excellent value, and with 90,000 cases imported, this should be easy to find. No, its' not the most intense and concentrated Shiraz, but this medium-bodied wien offers silky tannins, plenty of blackberry and blueberry fruit touched with dried spices and a supple finish. Drink now." 89 Points,
Wine Enthusiast

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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.