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A batch of new wines from Jacobs Creek are about to appear on the shelves; high-end(ish) stuff providing the final price-bracket layer for the brand. The Heritage label is Pernod Richard's strategy to take the brand up-market. Each wine is from a single region.
  • Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling, 2002, Barossa Valley. Under screwcap for £14.99.
  • Jacob's Creek Centenary Hill Shiraz, 1997, Barossa Valley. £14.99
  • Jacob's Creek St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002, Coonawarra, £24.99
A Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and a Reserve Merlot are now available in Australia.

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These are the range of wines formerly under the Orlando label but since rebranded as Jacob's Creek. Can't see the rebranding having benefit locally, but I guess in the UK the existing strong branding may get people to trade up and try this range.

The '02 Steingarten is an absolute cracker - great vintage, great vineyard and a great wine ... although the price looks a touch high compared to what it was released for over here (Under 10 incl. tax). I'm not quite as keen on the other two wines mentioned though.

I havent seen them on the shelves here yet; will keep an eye out for the Steingarten though if you recommend it.