JACOBS CREEK - Shiraz Cabernet 2006Australian Red Wine
Colour: Medium depth crimson red.
Bouquet: Plum and blackberry complexed with spicy notes with hints of cassis, complemented by restrained sweet vanilla oak.
Palate: Fresh red berries and lightly toasted oak create an attractive sweet mid palate, with balanced tannins forming a soft persistent finish.
Good winter rainfall in 2003 produced healthy vines and canopy growth followed by some warm spring weather, which resulted in some early budburst.
Summer 2004 was warm, in fact warmer than average due to a heat wave in mid February. This warm period, followed by mild autumn allowed the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit to full ripen.
The relatively mild harvest period, which consisted of warm dry days and cool nights, ensured that fruit was picked at optimum potential.