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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 2016

Have always considered these with some caution. Whisky in wine, fine; wine in whisky, perhaps risky. But the truth is, the whisky barrel used is secondary for the wine in question - double barrel name. The whisky has long since left the barrel, and the use is rather more likely about oxygen ingress and softening, than it is for imparting any sense of flavour.

Aromatically it smells a touch boozer, no more so - perhaps - than a riper style would. On the palate the ripeness level is certainly more evident, the wine almost spicier in its representation. 

Fruit seems something of an afterthought, certainly primary fruit as I'd consider it. More akin to the boozy Christmas pud style. Sure, it will have a place amongst some booze hounds and the wine drinks rather well. 89 

Tasted on: Sunday 16th June, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $24.99
Alcohol: 14.8%
Closure: Screwcap 

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