Jacob’s Creek St Hugo Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2010

87+ points

Barossa Valley, South Australia. 14%

Surprisingly soft approachable style with minimal tannin and even acid, and no obvious wood flavour.

The flavour there is is not cosmetic lolly young grenache. It’s like the old Burgundy style of Australia. Not particularly concentrated though and so a bit swamped by food.

Not thrilling, yet I suspect it may gain a lot from short-term cellaring, and will decline slowly after that.

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