The wine displays the smooth texture and elegant structure typical of Coonawarra Cabernet, and is a stylish wine from a great vintage.
Color: Deep red with vibrant crimson hues.
Bouquet: Complex aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis, flawlessly integrated with charry, spiced oak. The fruit characters are rich and concentrated, and are highlighted by undertones of salty licorice.
Palate: Concentrated cassis, blackberry and mint flavors combined with spicy cedar oak and youthful, fine grained tannins. The richness and intensity of fruit flavor is perfectly balanced
with fresh acidity, and the complexity of the French oak used enhances the dense varietal fruit characters.
Those who drink it now will be rewarded, however the 2003 St Hugo will age gracefully and become more powerful and complex for those who choose to carefully cellar it for 5 to 10
"Consumers who associate the Jacob's Creek brand solely with inexpensive quaffing wines should take a look at some of the company's high-end offerings, such as the St. Hugo's Cabernet. The 2003 features plenty of body, a creamy, velvety texture and bright cherry fruit. Darker notes of cassis lend depth, embellished by hints of eucalyptus, tobacco and vanilla. Drink now–2015."
"This has the dynamic, plummy freshness cabernet can achieve in Coonawarra's terra rossa soils. It feels cool, dark and elegant, fully ripe without overreaching. The long, spicy flavor will meld with chopped sirloin, grilled rare."
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