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 you disciplined enough to keep a bottle for another year or so. By then it’ll be pure magic. Widely available.