Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Coonawarra, South Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
South Australia, Australia

$24.95 (677476)

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87 pts
5
October 15, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very pretty, floral cabernet sauvignon with notable restraint. Lovely notes of mineral and iron along with pepper...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has quite lifted cassis-eucalyptus driven cabernet aromas with a hint of sweetness softening the edges. Oak and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The most recent vintage from the old Coonawarra "cigar-strip," terra rossa, Penola cricket ground is exceedingly warm...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A slightly jammy-minty, firmly extracted, wool-textured cabernet, rather drying and astringent. In my view the...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

The 2013 vintage of this fabulous wine lacks, at least in its youth, the chiseled precision and remarkable balance of the '10, the last vintage I tasted. The '13 is fleshier, more muddled, but really no less appealing. Like the '10, it gets better once it finds itself after a day or so, and it also has that graphite-currant duality, but it's iron/rust that balances the riper fruit. The savoury complexity isn't quite there, but the fruit is rich and profound, cassis, raspberry, and plum, and there's spice, leather, and that refreshing Aussie Cab mintiness as well, if less prominent. Great wine.

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