Cabernet Sauvignon

Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  • 2016
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 13.7%
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.7%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Region
South Australia
Country
Australia
  • Collectible
97 AVG
Drink now or cellar for up to 29 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

This magnificent Australian Cabernet is made by the top Coonawarra winery Wynns which was originally founded by John Riddoch back in 1891. Riddoch arrived in the area in 1861 and began planting some of the region’s very first vineyards on the exceptional iron-rich terra rossa soils. Today the estate is in the hands of the Wynn family who took over the property in the 1950s and have helped transform it into a household name in Australia.

The John Riddoch Cabernet celebrates the winery’s founder and is a complex blend of the finest fruit from that vintage. The winemakers start with around 30 individual parcels from 16 top vineyards and then select the best 2-3 vineyards to feature in the final composition. It is only made during the very finest years using under 1% of the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

The nose is dominated by intense dark fruit notes of cassis, cherry and damsons mingling with hints of dark chocolate, espresso and dried sage. On the palate there’s a robust full body, firm tannins and a well-built structure which will age beautifully in the cellar. This is a great wine to keep for another decade or so, although it can also be enjoyed now alongside rich meat dishes like barbecued ribs, steak, or even wild boar.
 
Description
Drink now or cellar for up to 29 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

This magnificent Australian Cabernet is made by the top Coonawarra winery Wynns which was originally founded by John Riddoch back in 1891. Riddoch arrived in the area in 1861 and began planting some of the region’s very first vineyards on the exceptional iron-rich terra rossa soils. Today the estate is in the hands of the Wynn family who took over the property in the 1950s and have helped transform it into a household name in Australia.

The John Riddoch Cabernet celebrates the winery’s founder and is a complex blend of the finest fruit from that vintage. The winemakers start with around 30 individual parcels from 16 top vineyards and then select the best 2-3 vineyards to feature in the final composition. It is only made during the very finest years using under 1% of the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

The nose is dominated by intense dark fruit notes of cassis, cherry and damsons mingling with hints of dark chocolate, espresso and dried sage. On the palate there’s a robust full body, firm tannins and a well-built structure which will age beautifully in the cellar. This is a great wine to keep for another decade or so, although it can also be enjoyed now alongside rich meat dishes like barbecued ribs, steak, or even wild boar.
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