Jacob's Creek St. Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, Australia
A stylish classic Coonawarra Cabernet. Medium term cellaring will reveal a complex, stylish wine.Those who drink it now will be rewarded, however the 2004 Jacob's Creek St Hugo will age gracefully and become more powerful and complex for those who choose to carefully cellar it for 5 to 10 years.
Color:Full depth red with crimson highlights.
Bouquet:Lifted cassis and blackberry fruit with dark chocolate complemented by subtle cedar oak notes.
Palate:Concentrated cassis, blackberry and mint flavours combined with spicy cedar oak and youthful, fine grained tannins. The richness and intensity of fruit flavour is perfectly balanced with fresh acidity, and the complexity of the French oak used enhances the dense varietal fruit characters.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Dense garnet hue. Enticing scents of black cherry, mocha and camphor. Vibrant acidity and juicy flavors of raspberry, cassis and wild cherry. Silky tannins and continued impressions of raspberry and cassis in the long, clean finish."
Jacob's Creek Winery
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. View all Jacob's Creek Wines
About CoonawarraView a map of Coonawarra wineries
Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is quite flat, except for the vineyards, which are slightly elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and frequent cloud cover, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red earth. It is the coveted place to plant Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon in this small region.
Notable FactsCabernet Sauvignon is the grape of choice here. There is a good amount of Shiraz planted as well, and blends of the two are popular. Cabernet grown in the Terra Rossa shows a sense of place, and the wines are in high demand. The wine is elegant in structure, with prominent acidity and firm tannins, while being full of ripe fruit flavors typical of Australia's style.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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