Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 2nd Vintage

Inky ruby-purple color; liquorice and spice on the nose; chocolate and dark red fruits, cola, mint, jam on the palate.

Oak is here, but not over-the-top; aged in French and American oak, then 12 weeks in aged Scotch whisky oak barrels to add intriguing elements and soften the tannins. Impressive smoothness and drinkability, medium-long finish. $19

Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz