Tuesday, May 01, 2007
2005 Jacob’s Creek Shiraz
This was on sale at the local grocery store for about $5 and I figured I’d pick it up since two out of the three cheap Australian Shiraz that I’ve had have been pretty decent.
The nose has a sharp alcohol burn and just a suggestion of plum.
Raspberry, tart blueberry, cherry, anise, some medium tannins, not much oak, and a hint of carob. No spice or any distinct Shiraz elements...which is my frequent gripe with cheap Australian Shiraz - it’s certainly drinkable, but there’s no varietal characteristics.
Zero finish outside of a bit of quickly fading cherry cordial.
After a day, we tried this one again and it was the pretty good except for a very unsettling aftertaste - fecal matter? Not sure but it’s not pretty.
Not bad for a cheap grocery store find as long as you drink it in one sitting. I’d recommend it.