To craft this Double Barrel Shiraz, Jacob’s Creek started off with rich concentrated ripe fruit from selected Coonawara vineyards.
The Shiraz is first matured in traditional French and American oak wine barrels before being finished in aged Scotch whisky barrels. The Double Barrel technique imparts complex nuances of almond-husks and also softened the dense tannins to yield an incredible smoothness to the wine.
Colour: Deep plum colour
Nose: The intense nose offers cedar, vanilla bean and buttered toast with notes of pecan nut and roast cashew.
Palate: An attractive, savoury palate of blackberry and ripe plum with integrated charry notes and a lovely soft finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Shiraz
History of Jacob’s Creek
In 1840, when William Jacob settled on a small piece of land next to an unnamed creek, he would have never dreamed that it would one day become an icon of Australian wine, known around the world. Jacob’s Creek, as it is now famously known, runs through the heart of the Barossa Valley in South Australia and is an important part of Australian heritage winemakers. A 167-year history of Gramp & Sons that first began when a Bavarian immigrant missed the taste of wine from his homeland so much, he decided to start growing grapes.
The first wine labelled “Jacob’s Creek” was released – a 1973 vintage blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, and Malbec from Padthaway. To this day we live and breathe this vision by producing wines that showcase how each grape variety expresses itself when shaped by the soil and the sun of Australia.