One of Australia’s most popular vintners, Jacob’s Creek Winery traces it’s roots back over 160 years to a young Bavarian immigrant who is credited with planting the first commercial vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Today Jacob’s Creek Winery is owned by Orlando Wines which is, in turn, owned by a company called Premium Wine Brands which is owned by Pernod Ricard. Pernod Ricard is a global conglomerate which has in it’s portfolio such well-known adult beverage brands as Absolut vodka, Seagrams gin, Jameson’s Irish whiskey, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, Kahlúa coffee liqueur, and Glenlivet scotch. Oh my! That’s quite a group of siblings! So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Jacob’s Creek wines are exported to over 60 countries worldwide.
Winemaker: Jacob’s Creek
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: South Eastern Australia
Notes: This Australian red was a dark ruby in the glass. It had an interesting bouquet – cherry and vanilla with whiffs of dirty sock. It was light-bodied to me, especially for a Cabernet Sauvignon. On the tongue I tasted plenty of cherry, some plum, and a light sprinkling of pepper along with some tar and tobacco notes. There wasn’t much in the way of tannins except a touch of eucalyptus near the finish. Acidity is high, and alcohol is at 13.5%.
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