The 2011 Jacob’s Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz begins with delightful aromas of plum, black cherry, pepper, spice and vanilla. There are even notes of banana in this complex and well integrated bouquet. The wine tastes of lots of jammy fruit balanced by a good amount of spice. The Jacob’s Creek Reserve is very silky smooth and does indeed have lots of character. There’s a little bit of oak evident, but it does not detract. It ends with a good medium length finish that features a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
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