Jacob’s Creek Johann Shiraz Cabernet 2001

89-92 Points

Apparently a blend of Barossa Shiraz and Coonawarra Cabernet though the regions aren’t mentioned on the label.  14%

The top wine from the Jacob’s Creek (formerly Orlando) stable.  Very dense, hugely concentrated.  Barely opening up now at 7 years old.  Not a blockbuster it may even develop elegance with age.  There should be more shiraz cabernet blends.

It’s an interesting wine, and I expect it to gain in character but it doesn’t sing to my soul.  I prefer more relaxed elegant pure wines.

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