Wine Tasting Video: Jacob’s Creek’s new Reserve range

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Riesling 2010, Barossa (£9.99 Booths)
Perky young wine, floral aromas plus a dusting of icing sugar, also lots of sappy citrus flavours and pithy minerality. Good now but has at least 5 years ahead of it. S-

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Adelaide Hills (£9.99 Tesco, Tesco Wine Club, Sainsbury’s, Ocado)
Starts of zesty but overall just a bit heavy, with a slightly confected lemon jelly character. C+

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2009, Adelaide Hills (£9.99 Sainsbury’s)
Smells good, with honeyed nuttiness, some mealy notes and smoky vanilla, but while there’s pleasant citrus and greengage flavour, it’s a bit overwhelmed by the flavours from the barrel-ageing. B(-)

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2009, Adelaide Hills (£9.99 Sainsbury’s)
Starts off with strong mint/eucalyptus notes, and these tend to dominate the slightly stewed, earthy red berry & plum flavours. As the wine opens up, the fruit does come more to the fore, and some of the silky Pinot texture asserts itself, but it’s just too minty for real class. B-

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Coonawarra (£9.99 TBC)
Another minty wine, but there’s more substance behind it, with intense cassis, blackberry and liquorice flavours. Good but maybe a touch simple? B

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz 2007, Barossa (£9.99 Tesco, Tesco Wine Club, Sainsbury’s, Ocado)
A friendly bear hug of a wine, with plush pleasant dark berry and plum flavours, a touch of Jammy Dodger, and a warm, earthy finish. Not hugely complex but very tasty. S(-)

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