JIM BARRY BENBOURNIE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012
Jim Barry's premium Cab is a good example of the elegance that can be achieved with this grape when its grown in cooler climes. Aromatically, there's a lot going on here: savory soy-sauce notes and smoky ones, too, fuse with green leafy herbs, red currants, violets and pencil lead. It's full bodied but age has been kind to it thus far. The powerful savory tannins and oak characters are still prominent, but crunchy red fruit keeps things bouncy. Harmony seems to have been found. Drink now–2028.