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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 years.
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.
Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers must be careful so that grapes do not become overripe. Some of the oldest vines in Australia can be found here—in the cooler, wetter Eden Valley sub-region, the Hill of Grace vineyard is home to 140+ year old Shiraz vines.
The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Rhône blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro (Mourvèdre). White grapes can produce crisp, fresh wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon if they are planted at higher altitudes where they may benefit from cool breezes, particularly in the Eden Valley.
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.