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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' 2010

Enjoyment of a wine can often be as much about the context in which it is enjoyed, in addition to any inherent qualities that the wine may posess.

For me, this wine will forever be linked to the fact that it was bought and consumed for the sole purpose of marking the commencement of the 2013 Ashes series in England.

Good Cabernet-icity - if that's such a term - soft, cedary oak backed up with juniper, herbal tinges filling out the profile.  A smooth, soft introduction, dusty tannins, a hint of choc-mocha. Made very much in a drink now style, good flavour with minimal tannin extraction.

That said the finish shows well, a little eucalypt here, good-ish length and drinking well over two days. 89 - Good

Tasted on: Wednesday 10th July, a Leaf Day
Source: Retail
Price: $20
Closure: Screwcap

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