Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is kind of ‘the essence of Coonawarra’ – shows the beauty of this Australian subregion, which produces outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vineyards in 1891 and built the estate’s iconic triple-gabled winery called Chateau Comaum. (Wynns.com.au)
Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was a dark, clear purple coloured wine with dark red hues. The aroma was potent and harmonious, very seducing. The bouquet consisted of ripe black fruits (blueberries, blackberries, black cherries, and plums), earthy and savoury aromas (forest floor, truffle, and leather), spices (thyme, rosemary, white pepper) woody aromas (oak, toast, cedar) and a subtle note of violets.
In the mouth Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was full, ripe and round, very well-balanced. Racy, black-currant-alike acidity, big, rounded and well-integrated tannins, warm and balanced alcoholic strength and solid structure. On the palate, it was very rich and complex with fruit flavours (blueberries, blackberries and black currants) with leather and oaky notes, lots of spices and herbs. Long and generous finish with tannins, black currant and a beautiful note of thyme and rosemary.
Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 wine details:
Wine – Riddoch
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation – Coonawarra
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer – Wynns
Distributor / Importer – nd
Winemaker – nd
Vineyards – Coonawarra
Soils – terra rosa
Style and type – still, red, dry
Alcohol – 14,5% vol
Barrel ageing – 18 months in French and American oak
Cellaring – up to 2010 (according to producer)
Price range – 30$AU
Others – nd
Tasting date – March 2015, Australia