Jacob's Creek Shiraz & Cabernet 2008, South Australia
Tasted August 2012
Appearance - clear and bright ruby colour with médium intensity. Just a slightly clarear rim and some visible tears.
Nose - clean, youthful and medium plus intensity aromas resembling cooked forest fruits like blackberry and some plum, fresh peppermint notes, some sweet spice like cloves and cinnamon, and just a hint of black pepper.
Palate - dry, medium acidity level, spicy fine grained tannins, medium alcohol level and body. Maintains a medium plus flavour intensity much fresher than the nose was hinting with blackcurrant, pungent black pepper, some leafy notes with the sweet spice just appearing on the background acompaniedby some dried fruits notes, mainly plum. Medium plus length with earthy character.
Conclusions (16,5/20) - a very good quality wine, showing sense of place with a lovely perfumed and ripe nose, a good fruit concentration but fresh and spicy keeping it lively on the palate where the Cabernet is showing more presence. Gastronomic and totally ready to drink but will keep well for the next 3 years.