Tasting Notes :The wine displays intense blackberry and cherry with lively black pepper notes. It is full bodied with strong palate presence. It demonstrates soft silkiness and firm tannin backbone. Expressive smokey cedar oak characters compliments a wine with great length of flavor, with complex notes of blackberry and spice.The 2004 Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz owes its complexity to the integration of moderate to warm climate ripe blackberry lusciousness with stylish cool climate black pepper and spice characters. The enticing nature of the generous yet approachable fruit flavors read more...ensure that the wine can be enjoyed by those who choose to drink it now; however it has sufficient depth of flavor and density of structure to evolve further over the next 10 years if cellared carefully (hide)
deep dark purple bouquet of oak pepper apples cinnamon and roses full bodied strong plum open spicy pepper flavor throughout acidic very mellow tannins spicy mid palette smooth yet firm short finish bottle 1 drank 08/10
had it with dinner, very good. had a lot of taste, and wasn't too strong or acidic. was somewhat fruity, but not overpowering.
- Lighter than most Shiraz. Soft tannins. Mild acidity. Dry. Crisp distinct licorice. - Lots if sediment. Purple-brown.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.