Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernet: panel tasting results (2013)

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An impressive tasting to say the least, with our judges seduced by Western elegance, particularly in the younger wines, as well as by savoury, mature Cabernets from South Australia. See the top 49 wines including 7 Outstanding Australian Cabernets here...
Australian Cabernet, Coonawarra Cabernet, Margaret River Cabernet, Aussie Cabs,
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Jim Barry, The First Eleven, Coonawarra 2005

Jim Barry, The First Eleven, Coonawarra 2005
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RJ 18.5 PM 18 AR 16
Eucalyptus all the way – a big, brooding classic giant. Evolved nose of herb and liquorice spice with a meaty undertone. Succulent, dark berry, prune and plum fruit quality with liquorice spice. An enormous wine but fresh and exuberant.
Price £29.99 Liquid Pleasure, ND John, Planet of the Grapes
Drink 2012-2050
Alc 15%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose