Friday, January 29, 2016

Jacobs Creek Barossa Reserve Shiraz, 2007

I know there are Jacobs Creek wines--Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay--on the shelves right now selling for $5.99 or less. They are worth that price (although not much more). This bottle is a Reserve Shiraz that received a good review from Wine & Spirits Magazine a few years back. I bought one bottle at Binny's in Chicago for $12 and put it away. Glad I did.

Deep and dark. This wine has seen plenty of oak, but it's pretty well integrated at this point and showing well. Blueberries, blackberries, anise and dill weed. More acidic than I expected from a Barossa Shiraz, and that is a plus. Good fruit focus and concentration on the finish with a sweetness that provides a nice counter to a spicy chili.

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