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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Australian Wine Companion, 88 Wine Spectator
Region: Coonawarra, Australia
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 94544
This wine is ruby/crimson in color, with purple tints. The nose shows intensely complex characters of rosemary, mint and coffee. This is followed up on the palate by an eruption of fruit flavors — primarily black cherry and blackberry, with hints of mocha and dried herbs. The tannins are fine grained and supple and the wine has a long, integrated finish.
As with previous releases of "The Cover Drive", the wine displays harmonious balance and can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 2-3 years.
Value reds $20 and under .Tasted and recommended, but no tasting note given.
Ruby-red. Fresh red berries and minerals on the nose, with a subtle peppery quality adding interest. Brisk and focused, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors and gaining structure on the back end. Already quite seductive, this is really hiding its tannins today.
Good varietal cabernet with plenty of cassis and a mere suggestion of mint; quite fleshy, supple and long on the finish. Screwcap.
Mint is the dominant character up front, but the currant and blackberry fruit flavors emerge in the mouth and end up enriching the finish beautifully, making for a charming mix. Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2012. 4,500 cases imported.