Jacobs Creek 2013 Shiraz, Two Lands, South Australia
Jacobs Creek Winery is renowned throughout the world for producing large quantities of some of the best quality Australian wines at amazing value. Well here is an all new Jacob's Creek wine that's a different approach but achieves the same or perhaps even more exceptional results. They invited superstar winemaker Ehren Jordan from California to collaborate with Chief Winemaker Bernard Hickin. Jordan was Head Winemaker at Turley vineyards for many years and is also the owner of Failla winery. His reputation for producing small batch, cult quality wines (including Syrahs) is unmatched. Jordanís boutique winemaking style embraces innovative techniques including late harvesting and wild yeast fermentation, offering a complexity of flavor and silky texture. And with Hickin's expertise of the terroir and prime vineyards to source they couldn't miss. The grapes come from Barossa Valley and Langhorn Creek and each lot was carefully fermented and aged in French oak barrels and then a selection was made for the final blend. This wine was a Platinum Medal winner with 97 points in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition. It shows ripe blackberry fruit with good balance a big, ripe but complex wine expressing the more generous side of Australian Shiraz, with soft tannins and an attractive texture on the finish. Once again, incredible Value!!
When I read the concept for this wine I was intrigued and the price was attractive. I purchased a case so I could put some away and try a couple bottles now. Now I'm struggling not to drink all of it. Wow this is a special vintage. Large producers should take note.
Bought six bottles, enjoyed every one of them, great flavor, definitely a wine for grilled meats...it's got a special flavor profile, Will purchase more as everything's in the right place...great job Wine Express!.. most of all price is right.. hard to beat it!...
So far, I have only opened two bottles, the first bottle was corked and I tipped it out. The second bottle was actually quite good and we enjoyed it. It is an interesting take on an Australian Shiraz, in that it is made by an American and I think that the resultant wine is a very pleasant drop.