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Next month, Jacob’s Creek is launching a brand new Double Barrel Shiraz, a wine that has been aged in whisky barrels as opposed to normal American and/or French oak barrels. While this may sound like a marketing gimmick, let me assure you that this wine is a true representation of Jacob’s Creek’s innovation and commitment to making good wine.
The product has the vanilla, dark fruit and spice of a typical Shiraz with the texture and mouthfeel of whisky. This red is smooth and round, with softer tannins and wood sugars than its whisky-less counterpart. You can smell the scotch, ever so slightly, on the nose before it coats your mouth and gives you that final lift characteristic of a quality scotch.
The winemaker recommends that this wine is consumed pre-dinner rather than with a meal and I agree. This wine has a lot of body and character, and may overpower any tastes and textures on your plate. Personally, I plan on picking up a bottle or two in time Thanksgiving when the leaves start to change and the air feels crisp. I can picture the big wooly sweater I will wear as I sip this delicious red wine at 4 o’clock on a Saturday.
Until then, I’m going to put on my bikini, grab a Jacob’s Creek Moscato and bask in this beautiful summer sun!
Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz will be available at the LCBO in August 2015 for $19.95.
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