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Jacob’s Creek

Jacob’s Creek
2016 Classic, Merlot, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
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Jacob’s Creek
2016 Classic, Merlot, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of blackberry, sesame oil, sweet dried oranges, and eucalyptus with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak flavor. An appetizing merlot with a great balance of fruit and spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, sesame oil, sweet dried oranges, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: blackberry, sesame oil, sweet dried oranges, and eucalyptus
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cuban Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appetizing merlot with a great balance of fruit and spice.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
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New York, NY 10177
USA
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Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.