While I’ve been travelling overseas, and to save sending presents for my birthdays over the years, my parents have bought wine and put it in the cellar for me.
It’s a great way to build up a decent stash of wine and because it’s being kept many miles away, it means I don’t get stuck into them too quickly 😉
This Jacob’s Creek 2007 Reserve Shiraz from South Australia was one of those bottles (we also cracked an 06 Cab Sauv at the same time – note to come!).
Was it any good? Here’s my notes with help from my Dad:
Deep maroon colour in the glass. I love how dark the colour is on this 13 year old wine. The nose is full of black pepper and black fruits with a bit of toffee and mulberry coming through. In the mouth it’s awesome! It’s well rounded with good acidity and a nice long lingering finish. There’s a bit of cigar in there, aniseed and dark fruits. Plus the tannins suggest it could go longer in the cellar. If you have the patience!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!