Despite brandishing a reputation which is at times comical with consumers, I'd have no hesitation in naming Jacob's Creek as one of Australia's most reliable makers of quaffing wine. In particular, look out for the consistently good value offered by their base range riesling and dry sparkling whites.
Ripely scented with a clean, punchy nose of tinned tropical fruits and lemon, which is vaguely reminiscent of sauvignon blanc at first sniff, the 2009 Jacob's Creek Riesling gladly delivers a juicy, generous palate with much more correct varietal character than the nose. Its slightly candied lemon and lime flavours display good freshness and depth of fruit for the price, finishing with a welcomed, balancing cut of zesty citric acids that show a hint of austerity in dry fashion.
ü Just as you'd expect from the maker; a totally quaffable, clean and generously flavoured, varietally sound riesling that's hard to top for $8. Drink to 2013.