jamie goode's wine blog: A new Aussie classic

Monday, January 05, 2009

A new Aussie classic

A new wine this - and it looks set to become an Aussie Classic. A really serious, intense, yet well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clare Valley. I really like the Clare Valley. You have to take your hat off to a region that makes great Cabernet Sauvignon and great Riesling.

Jim Barry The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Clare Valley, South Australia
From a 70 acre vineyard planted in 1964, aged in new American oak for 14 months. This is a serious effort. Wonderfully dense of earthy, spicy blackcurrant fruit, with that almost oily blackcurrant bud character. The palate is dense with spicy, slightly medicinal blackcurrant fruit as well as a cedary woodiness. There's lovely intensity here, but all the flavours meld together well to form a serious wine with real focus and concentration. 93/100

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At 9:19 PM, Blogger abc said...

Plenty of great Shiraz around too Jamie... eg Killakanoon

At 9:41 PM, Anonymous James Phillips said...

Hi Jamie, is there an UK agent for this wine?

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Yes, Negociants UK


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