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Royal Adelaide trophy and a handful of awards for Jacob’s Creek
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The 2004 Jacob’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the top honour for Cabernets at the 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, one of Australia’s most prestigious wine shows. The wine, from Jacob’s Creeks’ popular Reserve range, picked up the Trophy, one of only 25 awarded at the Adelaide Wine Show. A panel of top judges made up of winemakers, wine writers and sommeliers tasted their way through 2590 entries at this years’ show, from 379 wineries. Already a multiple medal winner, the Jacob’s Creek’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon beat its competitor cabernets in Class 45 for its concentrated classic varietal flavours and aromas. Jacob’s Creek chief winemaker Bernard Hickin said the Trophy win is testament to the high quality that has been achieved in the Reserve range. “We are immensely proud of the quality of wine we produce for our Reserve range and a trophy win at such a prestigious show affirms our commitment to these wines,” Hickin said. The 2004 Jacob’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of the highest quality parcels sourced from premium South Australian vineyards. Fruit with desirable tannin profiles and varietal definition produced a well balanced and full bodied wine with a lingering length. This assures that, like all Jacob’s Creek wines, it is approachable in its youth but with careful cellaring it will continue to develop. The Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Rosé 2007 was another stand-out, picking up the top gold medal in its class. The award winning wine, with its lifted aromas of raspberry and black cherry, berry fruit flavours and long finish, was selected as one of the finest Rosés of the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. There were other notable successes for Jacob’s Creek at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, with the 2004 Reserve Shiraz also picking up a gold medal as well as the 2006 Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay. The Show’s judging panel included some of Australia’s most renowned wine experts. Lead by retired head winemaker Tim James, the panel included Dr Jay Miller, Robert Parker’s Australian wine taster. With its focus on combining quality with value, Jacob’s Creek has officially become the best known wine brand in Australia and the UK, according to Wine Intelligence’s Vinitrac research.