Jacob’s Creek Classic Pinot Noir 2013

Jacob’s Creek Classic Pinot Noir 2013 $7.90 ★★ On the upside, this wine is very fruity on the nose, with all sorts of strawberry, raspberry leaf and cherry things going on.  In the mouth there are some pinot-like flavours, hints of spice and plum – but sadly it’s all a bit watery and there’s an […]

Sweet and Low..

Scarred by memories of clinging to the toilet bowl after one too many Marque Vues in the sun one troublesome, teenage summer, I thought my taste for sweet, fizzy wine had died a dreary death in recent decades. But the warming of the soil and the blossoming of spring flowers has sparked a desire deep […]

Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest Sauvignon Cabernet 2011

Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest Sauvignon Cabernet 2011 $17  No I haven’t got the name of the grape back-to-front, this new release is a blend of 70% sauvignon blanc, 25% cabernet sauvignon and a splash of shiraz.  It’s a crazy blend, sort of like a rose on steroids meaning its dark crimson, dense, dry, spicy and […]

Jacob’s Creek St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Jacob’s Creek St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $50  This wine is glossy with incredibly dense colour and gorgeous aromas of mint, violet, hints of leather and black fruit.  In the mouth it is warming, plush, gamey and elegantly structured.  The tannins have a gentle yet solid grip and add a lovely textural layer to […]

3 November 2011 Either Hugo or I go…

Either Hugo or I go… One of Australia’s most famous brands has had a major makeover.  Not only has it given its label a bit of nip-and-tuck and indulged in an expensive set of extensions; it’s also visited the local council chambers, filled out the forms and instigated a name change.  First launched in 1980 […]

4 July 2010 – Vegan Vegetarian Vino

If you’re of the vegan persuasion then you’ll be chuffed to know that Blackenbrook Wines, in Tasman Bay near Nelson will be printing ‘vegan wine’ on all their white wines from the 2011 vintage.  The demand for vegan wines is on the increase according to Duncan Gillespie of Wellington’s Regional Wines & Spirits. “It’s following […]

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $21 * * * ½ Dried herbs, ripe plum, sweet cocoa, wild mint and a vein of smoky, cedary, spiciness will wash across your tastebuds as soon as you sip this gutsy red.  The acidity is fresh and the tannins quite chewy, which bodes well for those of […]

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