This wine is dark garnet red in color with high clarity. The nose is very fragrant with intense cassis and cedar dominating the aromas. There is some underlying nuances of fennel and damson plums. A generous, medium bodied palate with lovely succulent tannins which carry the flavors of of blackcurrant, sandalwood, licorice 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.
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a vibrant, ripe, black cherry and red plum core with notes of cloves and vanilla plus a hint of spice. Medium to full-bodied with medium levels of finely-grained tannins, it has a crisp acid line, good fruit concentration and a nice long, spicy finish. Drink it now to 2017."
The Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
Earthy & Spicy
I love this for an easy drinking drop with dinner. Displaying all the classic characters of cabernet, cassis, plums and a touch of cedar, full palate with moderate intensity. You can't beat the value of this little number from Australia's King of Cabernet region, Coonawarra.
Earth & Spicy
Berry and coffee: great