The Cover Drive by Jim Barry, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawara, Southern Australia 2009, 14% abv

The South Australian wine region of Coonawarra is synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon and home to many famous names including Wynn’s, Majella, Katnook and Yalumba.  It’s located about 60 km west of the ocean which gives it a climate similar to that of Bordeaux and thus, perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Vinifera grapes have been grown here since the late 1800s and last century it led the way when Australian winemakers began to change from the focus on stickies (Aussie for port and sherry-like wines) to dry reds.
This wine has medium plus, rich black fruit, cassis, blackberry, leather and a definite mint and eucalyptus herbaceousness.
We enjoyed it with a maple syrup and curry encrusted bbq’d steak.
 WSET ‘Very Good’ wine; drink now and whenever possible.

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