Jim Barry The Veto Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2013 $35
A smart wine under the new Veto label. It’s all about ripe cabernet, but it’s more than simple fruit, with blackberry, subtle briar and dried herb side-notes. Medium to full-bodied with a long finish and ample fine-grained tannins. (14 per cent alcohol; screw cap.) Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Value: Very good
Ageing: Drink for 15 years.
Food idea: Moroccan lamb tagine.
Stockists: Five Way Cellars (NSW); Railway Hotel, Windsor (Vic.)
Ranked #10 of 26 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Coonawarra
Price Benchmark: $40.21 Avg 92pt 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Australia