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Jim Barry "First Eleven XI" Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Jim Barry

Region Australia
Appellation Coonawarra

Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon

 

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Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Small batch winemaking techniques were employed to produce this wine, which is full bodied with excellent concentration and a well-rounded structure. The wine is a vibrant deep crimson colour, with characteristic Cabernet aromas of cassis, cigar box and cedar. The palate is rich and elegant, dominated by black olives, nutmeg and allspice. The tannins are finely grained, and the wine ends with a lingering liquorice, black cherry finish.
Ratings Rated 92+ Points Wine Advocate - "Deep garnet colored, the 2006 First Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon presents intense eucalypt, kirsch and black currant cordial aromas with an undercurrent of cloves and tree bark. Medium to full bodied and with plenty of taut fruit in the mouth, it’s well supported by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of grainy tannins, finishing long. Still very vibrant and youthful, it’s just entering its drinking window now and should cellar to 2023+."
Production Notes The hidden geological treasure of porous limestone under the rich terra rossa soil creates the ideal cellar by storing water for later use. From these gifts of the earth, the winemaker create their distinctive signatures in wine. The combined eff orts of many outstanding grapegrowers and talented winemakers have ensured that Coonawarra has produced wines of a truly unique style and quality. Accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production, these wines are now generally recognised as being amongst the greatest in the world.
Winemaker Notes “The First XI honours the legends of Australian cricket. Those elite sportsmen who have achieved the distinction of representing their country at the highest level. The best of the best. To honour this standard, The First XI is only produced in exceptional years. This 2006 release is the second since the inaugural 2000 vintage. So when you next enjoy a glass of The First XI, toast the legends for whom the wine is named... those who have made it to the top of their craft.
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