2008 Jim Barry - The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Jim Barry Description
This wine is a deep and inky colour, with magenta hue. The nose displays aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry and cedar. The palate generous and vivacious, offering fresh, lively blackberry and black cherry fruit with a distinctive Coonawarra cassis character. The tannins are fine grained and chalky, supported by subtle integrated savoury oak.
Wine Spectator: 89 Points
Bright, focused and generous, shooting a solid beam of cherry, sassafras and dried herb flavors through a long, vivid finish. Stylish and deftly balanced. Drink now through 2015. 4,000 cases imported.
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points
Representing a good value in top-flight Cabernet, Jim Barry?s 2008 The Cover Drive (a cricketing term) features subtle hints of cinnamon, coffee and vanilla layered over blueberry and plum fruit. It?s on the full-bodied side, with plush, velvety tannins balanced by crisp acids. Drink now?2018.
Wine Advocate: 90 Points
The fruit for Jim Barry's 2008 Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon comes from 50% Clare Valley and 50% Coonawarra. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives pronounced aromas of eucalyptus, warm blackberry and crushed blueberries with some cinnamon and cloves plus a whiff of cedar. Medium to high acid and a medium to high level of finely grained tannins support the ample flesh in the mid palate of this full bodied style. The finish is long and minty. Approachable now, it should be best 2011 to 2018.