Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz 2009

Assessed three of the range recently in a wine blogger competition entitled “The Label Project“ Textbook Barossa Shiraz – super viscous and chocolatey with a spicy and lean blackberry jam backbone. Nice oak treatment – a little sweetness but not over-the-top coconut-flavoured like some from the region. Fairly good vintage too, so will cellar well…

The Tall Poppy

It’s human nature to want to cut it down, but also desire to be one. From the sidelines, it’s beautiful, blooming and bright – for some reason, head and shoulders above everyone else. It’s soaking up the sun, taking in the view. Glorious. But the other poppies don’t like it – horrid thing – sitting…