Coonawarra

2016 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon

On the southern boundary of Coonawarra is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw a ball bowled in anger and the flashing cover drives of the local champions in 1950. Sadly, the ground closed in 1996. Soon after Jim Barry purchased the 30 acre property and planted a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard.

The original pavilion and pitch have been retained, thus preserving an important piece of Coonawarra sporting history. Fruit from this vineyard, along with selected parcels of fruit from our family owned Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Clare Valley have been blended to produce a wine that is rich, soft and approachable.

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In the glass this wine shows a bright garnet red with a violet hue. The nose opens with notes of juicy blackcurrant and blackberry aromatics, balanced with savoury notes of dried herbs and turned earth. The palate displays generous red and blackcurrant fruit, with hints of liquorice, tobacco and savoury oak. Soft, silky tannins round out a harmonious and moreish wine which can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 5 years.

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