Happy bonfire night, all!
A tasty Coonawarra Cab Sauv for us this evening – a 2016 Jim Barry ‘Cover Drive’, to go with venison steaks and mash:
I tasted it a while ago in my level 3, and really enjoyed it. I am not a huge Cabernet Sauvignon fan – and much prefer it in blends when I do drink it, but this just hits the spot with its medicinal, cedary, cassis sort of nose, and its generous dark berry fruit, liquorice and spice palate. I love the twist of eucalyptus on the finish, which leaves a fresh aftertaste. There’s good acidity too - nothing flabby here, and the tannins are present, woody, and a little tight, but well integrated all the same.
All in all a friendly and well-made Cabernet Sauvignon. I reckon it could develop for another 5 or so years, but is definitely approachable and satisfying now.
What are you drinking this week?