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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Jacob's Creek St. Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Jacob's Creek St. Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 118096)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep crimson red. A dense and ripe nose showing sweet blackberry and cassis fruits, complemented by well handled cinnamon oak. Rich and powerful yet still maintaining a degree of stylish elegance, the dark berry fruit and well integrated oak flavors are supported by balanced acidity and finely structured silky tannins, leading to a persistent finish.

Recommended with herb-crusted lamb rack, served with Rosti of sweet potato and basil, and a red wine glaze. The green herbs bring out a hint of herbaceousness in this wine.

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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.