Monday, December 21, 2009

Creek of the Week: Johann Shiraz Cabernet

This week's Creek of the Week is the Johann Shiraz Cabernet 2001.

Upon opening the wine, I discovered a thick, inky residue on the bottom of the cork, showing it's age. The Jacob's Creek Johann Shiraz Cabernet is said to be the icon of the entire Jacob's Creek range, named after founder, Johann Gramp. It definitely stood up to this classification.

Deep jammy, black currant and plum aromas with undertones of cedar and spice.
On the palate the wine shows development. Black ripe fruit is intertwined charred oak making this a perfect wine for the holiday season a cold winter evening.

The wine was bottled in March of 2003 after being carefully aged at the Jacob's Creek winery. Although this bottle has been resting for six years, another couple years of aging could potentially enhance the complexity of this already savoury wine.

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