We love tasting our wide variety of Aussie wines, especially from the cellar door of Jacob’s Creek in South Australia. This weekend, we tasted their Classic 2016 Cabernet Merlot, and if you enjoy red wine as much as we do, keep reading to see what we thought.
Before we get into the testing, let’s remind you of a recent post we wrote titled, ‘How To Remove Wine Stains‘. If you have been enjoying wine for any time, like us you will have spilt one or two, so check it out afterwards – it could just save your lounge or carpet one day.
But onto the review.
Jacob’s Creek wines have been known in one form or another in South Australia since the 1850’s, when the Barossa Valley’s first commercial vineyard began producing some of the best wine the world would ever see.
Although not officially launched as a brand name until the 1970’s, Jacob’s Creek now produces and exports over 50 red and white wines, and has been awarded many distinguished awards.
This weekend, we were looking for a pleasant wine to enjoy with our roast beef dinner and finally settled upon their Classic Cabernet Merlot. As we were looking to put some away to cellar, we purchased a case of their 2016 vintage to enable us to review the wine both when young, and having aged.
We arrived home and while the meal was finishing, I opened a bottle and let it breathe. Although it is winter currently in Adelaide, with the oven cooking away, the room was pleasantly warm and the temperature felt about right for the wine.
We poured the first glass as a pre-dinner taste and were immediately taken by the dark berry and plum fruitiness of the wine. Although still young, it was quite soft and medium-bodied. I think age will do this wine justice, and by buying the vintage we did, we have paid a great price for what we feel will become a fine wine in time.
The blending of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot provide both body and roundness, producing a red wine suitable to be paired with a wide variety of foods including many pasta dishes, lamb burgers, meatloaf, roast vegetables, Blue cheese, our roast beef dinner, and even some chicken and veal meals.
Today we are happy to give this fresh wine a 3, knowing that as it develops, time and maturation will only increase its flavour, and our scorecard!
Our Score Today: 3 out of 5
We hope you found today’s Wine Review on the ‘Jacob’s Creek Classic 2016 Cabernet Merlot‘ of some use when buying your next wine.
And if you love your red wine and cheese, check out our post titled: ‘What Cheese Should I Choose For Wine? We Check Out 4 Varieties Of Cheese For You‘ – it gives some great tips on choosing the right wine for different cheese.
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Christine and Trevor
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Adelaide, South Australia.
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