Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Set this aside for about three years, at which point you will be even more pleased with yourself that you only paid...
This is a very serious cabernet at a very reasonable price. I suggest you grab a dozen and enjoy over the next 4-5...
Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009, Coonawarra, South Australia
clear ruby red; ripe red berries with soft vanilla and light spice notes; full bodied; black cherry flavour with soft tannins in a medium length finish
drink now with rare roast beef or cellar for 2 to 3 years
Critic Reviews (2)
Community Reviews (14)
What a beautiful, if somewhat atypical cab. Aromas of blackcurrent, mint/menthol and eucalyptus with a nice fresh woodsy note (cedar, pencil shavings). A lot going on on the nose for $17. The palate is firm, sour cherry and mint tea with oak playing subtly in the background. In Jan 2013, the tannins still show a little bit of grit, but the finish is long and layered and integrated. I wouldn't guess this an ozzie cab on a blind tasting, but it's delicious nonetheless.
I am not feeling the 91 points, but a pleasant Cab Sauv on sale at the $15 mark. A little more subtle than I was expecting and/or hoping. May not have been a good match to my steak.
The 2009 Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is medium bodied, fruity to INTEGRATED wine, with nice aromas of sweet cherry + vanilla and thyme on the nose and blackberry and bilberry on the palate. It is off balance: slightly acidic, with refined tannins (decant for 1 hour plus) and a medium to long finish with noticeable fizzyness that lasts for the first hour. Drink now or hold standing up (screw cap) for short term. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL (at first) to NICE, 88 pts - not a recommended wine. Tasted Nov/11.
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nice wine but a little light and boring - but well made.
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A berry drive wine with some spice, but lacking in complexity and is both slightly acidic and sweet - almost immature. A but a decent wine, but overpriced.
Tasted April, 2012.
Disappointing overall - I bought this based on the LCBO Wine Style system (they said this was "Full bodied and smooth"), and I found it to the complete opposite. It's fairly light (medium bodied is a stretch), and the tannins on the finish are a little bit much for me to consider 'smooth'.