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Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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  • wa87+
Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


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This wine is deep garnet in colour with high clarity. The nose is very aromatic, displaying primary characters of cassis and dark berries with subtle hints of dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied and generous, showing fine tannins, highlighted by flavours of blackcurrant, mint and morello cherries. As with previous releases of 'The Cover Drive', the wine displays harmonious balance and can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 5 years.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Clare Valley
Brand Jim Barry
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorFirm, upright and convincing, with juicy black fruit at the core and spicy, earthy notes adding interest to the finish. Has presence. Best from 2015 through 2018. 3,000 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, 2014
  • wa87+

Wine AdvocateMedium to deep garnet-purple colored and showing freshly crushed blackcurrants and blackberries on the nose alongside hints of pencil lead, loam and dried Mediterranean herbs, the medium-bodied 2012 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with cassis flavors all nicely framed by a medium level of chewy tannins, vibrant acid and finish that's both long and a little herbal. Drink it now to 2018+.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 2014