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Jacob’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Vintage 2002

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Jacob’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2002

So it’s no real surprise that we’re reviewing another Australian wine. As a matter of a fact, it’s no secret that – booze-for-buck – when it comes to wines, we think that Australia just about has the lock on the market.

However, trying to be responsible reviewers (and obviously trying to keep Australia from becoming snooty) we made a pact to try to vary our wine countries a little, and we did. Some of the bottles of wine we reviewed came from the vineyards of France, Italy, and South Africa.

But there I was in the wine store, and sitting lonely by itself was a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage 2002 no less. No longer having to beg our parents “can we PLEASE take it home with us!??” I just slid the debit card through the little slot at the cashier station, and this little bottle was now part of our family.

However, as with all pets, we eventually had to open it and ingest what was inside, so we figured we’d share the experience with you, our very small public.

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Review: The Little Penguin Shiraz

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The Little Penguin

Having left a newly opened bottle uncorked overnight, I, with heavy heart, did dump the oxygenated contents down the drain. Then, with renewed bounce in my step did I turn around and grab another bottle of The Little Penguin Shiraz, pop open the cork, and pour myself a hearty glass. I have been waiting to start reviews on this site at least partially in anticipation of getting to review this very wine. Friends will laugh when they see this review, having been on the receiving end of many a product pitch for this wine, as if I were a ward of the Australian wine company myself. I am not, but will try to sell you on this wine anyway, just because I like it so much.


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