Friday, 17 June 2011

Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2009

Jacobs Creek, along with some other multinationals, has been talked about as contributing to the down fall of brand Australia on the overseas markets which I think is a little harsh, as I see some of the small guys playing a large roll in the parker point’s chase.  If I had to lay my money down on one of the two Jacobs Creek Chardonnays then my money would land here.

Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2009

In my mind Chardonnay is supreme and a joy to drink in autumn and winter as the food we eat moves towards a richer style.  That is what you get here with a burst of vanilla ice-cream with peanuts (like a banana split without the banana), green honeydew melon and spicy white peach.  Once again it has flavour galore, like its little brother, but you get a more balance and greater length in this wine for a little extra cash.  

Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $14
Rated: 85
Drink: 2012 - 2014


  1. Josh,

    A winery rep told me a while back that Jacob's Creek were intent on becoming more 'transparent' with the regional sourcing of their Reserve range. I've since noticed the Reserve Sparkling mentions on the bottle it's 100% Adelaide Hills. Did this wine mention its region of origin anywhere?

    Chris P

  2. Chris,
    the only mention of region on the back or the front label refers to South Australian fruit.