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Jacob’s Creek

Jacob’s Creek
2017 Classic, Moscato, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 7.6% RS: 7.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
Best Buy

Jacob’s Creek
2017 Classic, Moscato, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 7.6% RS: 7.2%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peaches, honeysuckle, and pear drops with a round, crisp, petillant, sweet medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish revealing notes of mango taffy and licorice with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A juicy-sweet Moscato for anytime pleasure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe peaches, honeysuckle, and pear drops
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mango taffy and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy-sweet Moscato for anytime pleasure.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
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Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.