2002 Jim Barry "The Benbournie" Cabernet-Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia, 750ml
Regular price $480.00
- Named after a now "lost" township between Clare and Blyth.
- Fruit is taken from a single plot within the McRae Wood property.
- 2002 was the inaugural vintage release.
"A new offering that I have never tasted before is the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon The Benbournie, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 14 months in French oak. This spectacular effort admirably demonstrates what can be achieved in Clare Valley with Cabernet. (See the wines of Kilikanoon as well.) Gorgeous peppery, minty, black currant, and flowery scents jump from the glass of this inky/purple-hued wine. Full-bodied, powerful, intense, and rich, with notes of roasted meats, dried herbs, and spice, good purity, and a sensational finish, it is accessible now, and should drink well for 15-20 years."
96/100 Robert M. Parker Jr. for The Wine Advocate Drink -2026 (2006)