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Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

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Jacob's Creek. Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is a single varietal wine which is easy to drink. It is full bodied -- not too thin and not too heavy; and it is not too complex, so it pairs well with almost any meat.

Jacob's Creek is Australia's biggest wine maker. It's also Australia's biggest wine exporter. With over 80% of its product being exported, it's readily available in North America and the UK. The 2005 vintage was bottled in February of 2007 and should be still on shelves.

Jacob's Creek runs through South Australia's Barossa Valley -- known for its big, full-bodied reds. However, to make this wine, Jacob's Creek has sources Cabernet Sauvignon from several Australian regions.

The wine has a lot of fruity flavors in it; fruity, but not sweet. The label speaks of an aroma of mint and blackcurrant and a palate "rich in berry flavors and well integrated tannins".

I only read the label after finishing my first glass and after coming to my own conclusions about the wine. In the case of Jacob's Creek's Cab-Sav (as the variety is known in Australia), I found the berries and the currant that the label spoke of, but not the mint. It also evoked visions of blood plums for me.

As the label suggests, the tannins are well-integrated. There was very little sediment towards the end of the bottle, although you can taste the bitterness of the tannin in the wine's finish.

All in all, I really enjoyed this wine. I found it very drinkable.

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