September 17, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Jacob's Creek Shiraz, 2006

I know you all have been just waiting and waiting for another wine review (and hoping that I don't WHINE about something). So here's the latest:
Jacob's Creek Shiraz, 2006 from South Eastern Australia. Very nice at $8.00 from 3S Liquors. However, it was not a typical Shiraz. The first taste I noticed was oak. Second, I noticed that it was a bold red and much closer to a Cabernet than I've come to expect from Shiraz (this one was earthy, where most have big ripe fruit flavors). It did have more berry notes than Cabernet, but then I also noticed kind of a black pepper taste on the finish.

Here's what Jacob Creek said about their wine:

"Colour:
Full depth crimson with purple hues

Bouquet:
Ripe cherry and dark berry with dried herb and spice.

Palate:
Ripe blackberry and plum with attractive mid-palate fruit sweetness. Medium bodied, with soft velvety tannins and subtle toasty oak."

Yeah, what I said, except that I noticed some pepper too. Maybe that's what they meant about "dried herb and spice." And maybe I smelled it...hmmm. Well, alrighty then. They suggested that this Shiraz goes well with beef, chicken and lamb. I had it with a steak (off the gas grill out on my balcony) one night, burrito's smothered with extremely hot pork green chili (and I do mean extremely hot...as in spicy hot) and I had it another night, but I can not remember what I had for dinner...sigh. What!?! I've been working a lot (that's probably a whine, huh?). Well anyway, I thought it was pretty good for the price and I would definitely buy it again. Enjoy!

4 comments:

The Gentleman said...

That Shiraz sounds exactly like the kind of red wine I would enjoy, of course I’m a big cabernet fan so no surprise in that… too bad that as always it isn’t an easy wine to find in this side of the pond… :P

TheWeyrd1 said...

Gentleman...dang! No Shiraz in Italy huh?

citizen of the world said...

Hey, a win I've actually tried and liked. Goes well with salmon, too.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Citizen...maybe that's what I had it with that one night!