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AP John Coopers
Description: The advertising cut-line, "Australia's Premium Cooper" has not been verified. In fact we never heard of this cooper here until 2011, when an Enologix customer in the Napa Valley used it to make Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to reduce the cost of French barrels.
We were told by one of our customer in Stag's Leap District that Provenance is made with this barrel.
Reviewed By Leo Winemaker
I tasted the 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that was made—aged—in this barrel; that is was a good wine, with candy taste attributes, too. By the way it is American Oak coopered in Australia and shipped back to the United States. The price is still half of French oak. It is a solid replacement for those using World Cooperage, a real step up. It may be perfect for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, but this is not a barrel for iconic wines priced in the top 10%, i.e. over $60 per bottle.