Jim Barry

The Cover Drive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8255 ratings
8.830 pro ratings
Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Cherry cola, raspberry preserves, blackberry, vanilla, licorice, oak and dried sage. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Cherry cola, raspberry preserves, blackberry, vanilla, licorice, oak and dried sage. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Apr 16th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with medium + aromas of black fruits and spice. On the palate black currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors with cinnamon and eucalyptus notes. Full-body with vivid acidity, grippy full tannins on long finish. Needs some bottle age to soften, very good, nice value. Tasting Sample.

Deep Ruby with medium + aromas of black fruits and spice. On the palate black currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors with cinnamon and eucalyptus notes. Full-body with vivid acidity, grippy full tannins on long finish. Needs some bottle age to soften, very good, nice value. Tasting Sample.

Sep 1st, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Very nice and balanced cab from Coonawara.

Very nice and balanced cab from Coonawara.

Apr 14th, 2018
Sean Nelson

Fruity, a bit medicinal. Not too complex, but good value.

Fruity, a bit medicinal. Not too complex, but good value.

3 people found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Dan Thomas

2015 vintage. Excellent example of coonawarra Cabernet. A little lean but nice flavor

2015 vintage. Excellent example of coonawarra Cabernet. A little lean but nice flavor

2 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2018
Lana

Lana had this 4 years ago

Lana had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2017
Pierre Costa

Good value coonawarra. Drink any time. Smooth tannins and refreshing finish.

Good value coonawarra. Drink any time. Smooth tannins and refreshing finish.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.9

Pretty restrained and balanced, part of my recalibrating of what's coming out of Australia these days. A little minty, and showcasing the herbal/pepper side of cabernet, along with modest red current and plum. Interesting.

Pretty restrained and balanced, part of my recalibrating of what's coming out of Australia these days. A little minty, and showcasing the herbal/pepper side of cabernet, along with modest red current and plum. Interesting.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016
Cathrine Todd

Happy #CabernetDay w/ 12 Jim Barry Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon "The Cover Drive" comes from the southern boundary of Coonawarra where the old Penola cricket was located, hence the label. Not too minty on the nose with more dusty earth and aromatic blue & black fruits. Very nice balance with moderate body, ripe fruit, bright acidity and fine-grained tannins that give the impression of power and focus.

Happy #CabernetDay w/ 12 Jim Barry Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon "The Cover Drive" comes from the southern boundary of Coonawarra where the old Penola cricket was located, hence the label. Not too minty on the nose with more dusty earth and aromatic blue & black fruits. Very nice balance with moderate body, ripe fruit, bright acidity and fine-grained tannins that give the impression of power and focus.

Sep 3rd, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

9.7

Jim Barry The Cover Drive 2008 #Coonawara #CabernetSauvignon

Jim Barry The Cover Drive 2008 #Coonawara #CabernetSauvignon

Dec 15th, 2014