Wine Tasting: Jacob's Creek Centenary Hill
By Treehouse Gamer 10-09-2008 12:28 AM
As I've said before, I enjoy a glass of wine. I'm not amazing at wine tasting skills, but I'm always willing to work on developing my palate. As always, my notes are just that: Notes. Don't expect proper grammar or well-structured thoughts.
It's been a while since I've posted another wine tasting. This is one I did last month, so I'm going strictly off of my iPhone notes.
This was from 9-11-08, and the wine that I had was Jacob's Creek Centenary Hill.
Jacob's Creek Centenary Hill
Seeing's believing: This wine has a nice deep, dark violet color. Already, this wine is speaking to me because it's trying to say "Hey! I'm not a fru-fru Australian shiraz!" Nice consistent viscosity.
Sniffy sniff: Smells really hot on the nose. The bottle says 14.5%, and it's making me reel back just a little. A little earthy - like soild and minerals. I get a sharp hint of brick dust - as if you just scrape two bricks against eachother. Smells very similar to a Cabernet Sauvignon due to its rich black fruits (blackberries, blue berries, black cherry). A little plum action tarts it up a bit. A tiny hint of tobacco - like sniffing an long-empty cigar box.
Taste: Starts with a little bit of dirt and grittiness and kicks it off into the fruit. All of the fruits mentioned take action, as well as maybe a hint of raspberry. The finish is a little pepperry, but what I'm getting is a big fat cigar. I'm talking HUGE on the tobacco backend. A few weeks ago, I tried the Jacob's Creek Johannsberg Cab Sauv/Shiraz blend (at about $69.99) which balanced the tobacco finish a bit better, so this finish is like taking a mouthful of snuff. I'm huge into tobacco finishes, but this one might be a little too much. I'm still a big, big fan of this wine, but it should be about $5 cheaper to really seal the deal
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