The latest addition to the Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range – Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz Cabernet Rum 2021 – continues to innovate and push category boundaries.
The Double Barrel range was first launched back in 2014 and is crafted from grapes matured in wine barrels and then finished in aged whiskey barrels to build layers of complexity and a richer, deeper, smoother taste. Rum is the latest innovation for the Double Barrel range, which was chosen due to its flavour profile of fruit and cacao lending itself perfectly to red wine.
Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz Cabernet Rum 2021 is first matured in traditional French and American oak wine barrels and then, once blended, is finished in Caribbean rum barrels. The result is a combination of rich flavours, creating cocoa and vanilla on the palate from the traditional oak barrels, mixed with rum and raisin flavours and a hint of Christmas cake, thanks to the rum barrels.
“The Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range has always given us a chance to innovate. With this new release we wanted to go beyond the expected and take varietal styles to a new level. For a wine finished in Caribbean rum barrels, it was important to start with a rich and deeply fruited red wine. We went with a blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon; the shiraz offering the plushness and richness from the fruit and the cabernet sauvignon providing structure, density and the tannin profile – a fantastic base to start. It’s a perfect drop for this time of year as the weather cools down and is best shared with family and friends over heartier style meals or by the fire” – Dan Swincer, Chief Winemaker Australia.
The new release joins the collection consisting of Chardonnay, Shiraz Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. While maturation has taken place in traditional wine barrels for different periods based on variety, these wines are finished in aged Scotch whisky (for the Shiraz, Shiraz Cabernet and Chardonnay) and Irish whiskey (for Cabernet Sauvignon) barrels.
Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz Cabernet Rum 2021 is now available in retailers across the UK, NZ, and Australia.
For more information on the Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range, visit the Jacob’s Creek website here.