Friday, September 18, 2009

Quick Taste: Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine: Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon -- (2005) -- 14% alcohol -- $16.95

Look: dark red, almost a blood red colour, deep, can't see through it, medium viscosity

Nose: plum, black currant, red berries, spice, tobacco, vanilla

Palate: light to medium bodied, high acidity, medium tannins, medium finish

Overall: A good red, subtle aromas and flavours. Good with a steak, or any red meat dish. I tasted it with some old cheddar which was a great combination.

Sidenote: The bottle said that this was a "full-bodied wine". I disagree. It was deep and dark in colour, but the mouthfeel was a lot lighter than I would have guessed. It did not taste rich enough to be considered full-bodied in my opinion. It was also interesting to note that this wine has won many awards.

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