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2015 Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon

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RRP $25.99 per bottle

Our Price $22.99

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$275.88 (12 x 750ml)

cracka review

Vivid blackberry and cassis aromas on the nose with a soft earthiness. The palate shows typical Coonawarra expression with black fruits and fine tannins.

expert reviews

James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Drink to 2022.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 Reviews
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
88
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Big bold berry blockbuster fruit flavours with ripe jammy red fruits that are a very consistent style from year to year. Has moved from 70% Coonawarra to this vintage being a 50 -50 blend of Coonawarra and Clare Valley.
2012
Rob Geddes MW
86
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A straightforward rendition of cabernet in basic mode: some cassis and mint, leaf, plum and cedary oak in the background. The palate's fresh, with a quite tangy tannin/acid kick; tangy cassis and sturdy tannins waft through the finish. A pared-back style.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
90
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Strange to find a Coonawarra Cabernet not labelled as such. Even more unusual to find one as exact as this under $20. It's a secret especially worth knowing in the classic 2009 vintage. Shh!
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Although there are contradictory statements in the technical background to the wine, it seems this is a Coonawarra/ Clare Valley blend (not 100% Coonawarra) that produces a truly enjoyable, delicious red berry and cassis-fruited wine, the tannins and oak on the boundary. Drink whenever you wish.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Big bold berry blockbuster fruit flavours with ripe jammy red fruits that are a very consistent style from year to year.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
An appealing cabernet that has run rings around the vintage, cassis and blackcurrant fruit set in a lively background; gently spicy oak notes bring the innings to a close. Coonawarra the twelfth man?
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good varietal cabernet with plenty of cassis and a mere suggestion of mint; quite fleshy, supple and long on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Big bold berry blockbuster fruit flavours with ripe jammy red fruits that are a very consistent style from year to year.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
85
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Minty, earthy overtones to berry fruit aromas of cassis and blackcurrant, flowing through to the palate with persistent tannins; needs 2+ years to get its eye in
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
A blend of fruit from Clare, the cricket-loving Barrys' home territory, and from a patch (should that be pitch?) of vineyard they own in Coonawarra. A fresh, ripe cabernet that avoids the miserable herbaceousness that can plague this variety. Won't be served during drinks on day one of the Boxing Day test, but worth drinking to celebrate a win. Brett Lees, Sticky Ponting and Rutherglen McGrath would approve.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Big bold berry blockbuster fruit flavours with ripe jammy red fruits that are a very consistent style from year to year.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; gentle blackcurrant, earth and mulberry fruit; fine, ripe tannins, controlled oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; an ultra-Coonawarra mix of earth and blackcurrant; the fruit grows on the back palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
Big bold berry blockbuster fruit flavours with ripe jammy red fruits that are a very consistent style from year to year.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Clearly defined cassis and mulberry varietal aromas; a medium-bodied, supple palate with ripe tannins. A blend of estate-grown Clare Valley and Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
88

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