(2005 Vintage) 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 crimson with dark red hues. Lifted aromas of mulberry and blackberry with underlying hints of cloves and anise, balanced by spicy oak notes. Palate: Full bodied wine displaying rich fruit flavours of dark berries and plums and velvety tannins. Lovely acid balance and integration of flavours result in a supple and engaging wine with a lingering finish of spice, chocolate and mocha. Cellaring Potential: A true expression of Australian Shiraz, to be enjoyed now, but with careful cellaring will develop gracefully over the next ten years. Serving suggestion: An ideal accompaniment to braised lamb shanks, eye-fillet of beef or hard cheeses.
didn't really like it
yummy with pizza
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.