Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Australia

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Item No. 102903
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a deep and opaque ruby color, with purple hue. The nose is ambitious showing intensely perfumed fruit of blackcurrant, mulberry, raspberry and boysenberry. These aromas are full of complexity - offering senses of cedar, mint and eucalyptus. The palate is overwhelmingly satisfying, hinting the Hallmark cabernet characters of cassis, menthol and satsuma plum. The tannins are integrated and well structured. With a long and balanced finish, this wine shows finesse and elegance. 'The Cover Drive' has been crafted to be enjoyed upon release with a view to medium term cellaring under the correct conditions.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon which spent 11 months in French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it displays a perfume of spice box, tobacco, rose petals, cassis, and cranberry. Sweetly-fruited, medium-bodied, and well-balanced, it will continue to blossom for another 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2019."
90 Points

"Ruby-red. Fresh red berries and minerals on the nose, with a subtle peppery quality adding interest. Brisk and focused, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors and gaining structure on the back end. Already quite seductive, this is really hiding its tannins today."
90 Points

Learn About Jim Barry Map ItMap It

From the heart of South Australia, Jim Barry was a legendary and beloved Clare Valley identity. Since 1959, Jim Barry Wines reflect the Barry family's commitment to making table wines with an emphasis on quality and enjoyment. Jim Barry's philosophy of winemaking was very simple: own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavors possible and retain these flavors during winemaking. The rich, full-bodied Jim Barry wines distinctly embody this simple winemaking philosophy.

Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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