Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


James Halliday 97 Points!
'Wonderful poise and purity.' - Jeremy Oliver 97 Points!
Wine Front 96 Points!
Gourmet Traveller 96 Points!

Australia, SA, Coonawarra
750mL
#Red  #Cabernet  #Wynns  #Wynns John Riddoch  #South Australia  #Coonawarra  

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Jeremy Oliver 97 Points!


"Heady and perfumed; essence-like cassis, mulberries red berries and dark plums, cedary oak and fine, kernelly tannins with faintly meaty undertones. Wonderful poise and purity."


Jeremy Oliver


James Halliday 97 points!


“A potent, rich, complex, full-bodied cabernet that has a signature as indelible as that of Grange. Cassis/blackcurrant fruit, with touches of earth, tar and licorice, pours in a rush along the palate, not held up by oak or tannins, both subsumed into the fabric of the wine.”


James Halliday Wine Companion, 2017


Wine Front 96 points!


“John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon. The one and only. The goliath of Coonawarra. 100% cabernet sauvignon. 16 months in French oak, only 21% of it new. An elegant hulk. It’s been a decade since a John Riddoch has disappointed. It pretty much nails it every single time. This release is strong and firm but in no way overdone. It sets the tone, establishes its presence, satisfies, authorises pleasure, and then bunkers down for the future. It’s cabernet to a tee but it’s not overtly herbal or dusty; it’s cool but rich. Alcohol feels and plays with its modesty intact. The finish is a song to the future. Bankable quality.”
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, 2016


 

Gourmet Traveller 96 points!
“has a very deep purple-red colour, consistent with its unevolved nose of dark fruits. 'Vibrant, juicy cassis with a fleshy mid-palate,' wrote Pritzker. 'Bright, fresh and buoyant with supple, ripe tannins. A fresh, modren, fruit-forward style.' I found it more firmly structured with the depth and build to age beautifully, although the rich, sweet fruit is so beguiling."

- Gourmet Traveller, edited by Nick Bulleid MW, Aug/Sep 2018