JIM BARRY COVER DRIVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

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A new vintage of Jim Barry The Cover Drive and yet again it comes up with all the right stuff. The Cover Drive has long been one of our most popular Australian Cabernets and at this price, it is certainly one of the best value. This Coonawarra and Clare Valley blend is deep, full and coming out swinging, it really has got it covered! 
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"On the southern boundary of Coonawarra is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw a ball bowled in anger and the flashing cover drives of the local champions in 1950. Sadly, the ground closed in 1996. Soon after Jim Barry purchased the 30 acre property and planted a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard.

The original pavilion and pitch have been retained, thus preserving an important piece of Coonawarra sporting history. Fruit from this vineyard, along with selected parcels of fruit from our family owned Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Clare Valley have been blended to produce a wine that is rich, soft and approachable.

This wine shows a bright garnet red with a violet hue in the glass. The nose opens with lifted notes of blackcurrant and blackberry aromatics, with subtle savoury notes of garden herbs, turned earth and spice. The palate displays generous red and blackcurrant fruit gently shaped by soft, silky tannin. Hints of liquorice, tobacco and savoury oak add further character to a wine packed with bright fruit flavours. A moreish wine which can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 5 years."
4 Stars & 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan, May 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is very elegant and fine in expression with good intensity of blackcurrant fruit along with nuances of mint herb forming a fine core. This has vibrancy and clarity of fruit. Elegant on palate, the flavours are tightly bound, showing blackcurrants, cassis and mint. The fruit is up-front and shows with clarity and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction with good acidity enlivening the mouthfeel and providing drive. This has excellent energy. As the wine flows, the favours recede a little, leading to a light, sweetly nuanced finish. This is classical, bright and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. Match with beef and lamb over the next 5 years. Fruit from the company’s Clare Valley and Coonawarra vineyards fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in French oak."


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