Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernets
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
Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose