A change to the fruit source now sees it labelled as Limestone Coast, which does of course take in the previous sourcing of Coonawarra. The accompanying tech sheet says that key components were matured in oak hogsheads for 12 months.
Jacob’s Creek, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Limestone Coast, 2016
Smells a little slick with syrupy cassis, “Ultra C” blackcurrant, vanilla oak, eucalyptus and fresh herbs. Comes across very pretty and smooth with spearmint, violets and black fruits on the palate. A soft tannin structure doesn’t really bolster the spine to what is necessary. A fair drink, but little disappointing compared to the Reserve Shiraz.
Wine sample courtesy of Jacob’s Creek