Hello hello the slacker is bbbback! Yes it has been a full 2 months since I have posted anything which I do apologize for BUT I have some backlogged tasting sessions hopefully coming up for you depending on time wise so stay tuned.

It’s breakfast time and as I’m reaching into the fridge for some eggs I notice the half finished bottle from yesterday’s dinner just chillin there so…as you do….wine and scrambled eggs, the choice of champions. Today it’s le Jacob’s Creek’s St Hugo 2007 Cabernet Sauvgnon, a wine which has some fairly good reputation and named after Hugo Gramp, grandson of Johann Gramp, who is the founder of Jacob’s Creek.


2007 Jacob's Creek St Hugo

2007 Jacob’s Creek St Hugo

Diving straight into it, we got some aged nose notes here which is nice to see in a 6 year old wine, little broody, little fresh and green with some cigar leaf, hints of mint, wet dirt and some ripened sultanas. Attack is mellow with a firm tannin structure really wrapping the wine neatly. Bursts of strawberry, red berries and some quince paste on a bed of pinecones, dry twigs and tan bark really get going in the mid palate leaving delicate remains of dried fig, apricot ad husky tannins in a long finish.

Quite delicious and really delivers for a $30 wine. Just keeping it in the cellar for around 5-7 years has really thrown it into high gear developing loads of complexity and aged characters quickly. I’m thinking antipasto plate with this would really kick some ass.

Loving the time to get some writing in, go buy some St Hugo and i’ll see you guys next time!