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John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Magnum

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Magnum

RRP (1.5 L)
$375.00
1.5 L
$375.00

Overview

Overview

Wynns is Coonawarra's most recognised wine producer. With substantial vineyard holdings on the famous thin strip of terra rossa soil, the wines are benchmarks for the region and lauded for both their quality and flavour.

Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was first made back in 1982 to showcase the very best fruit available to the Wynns winemaking team. In fact, only 1% of Wynns' total Cabernet ends up as part of this iconic wine.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1999
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 1.5 L
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Finely crafted and balanced, this deliciously fruited and elegant shiraz has a sweetly oaked fragrance of intense cassia, mulberries and smoky, fine-grained cooperage laced with spicy, peppery and violet-like scents.

Flavours and Palate

This full-bodied wine reflects the dimensions of exceptional fruit selection from prized Coonawarra vineyards. Intense dark berry-fruit characters are interlaced with spice, sage and underlying mint flavours. The characteristic silky texture on the palate leads through to a long finish.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

93 points Campbell Mattinson

Campbell Mattinson

"The oak on this 1999 John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon has been taken up beautifully here – much better, indeed, than the 1998 release did – though it’s possible that at barrel selection time the more restrained, classical cabernet parcels were pushed forward, which is a step entirely in the right direction.

This will be a classic wine in ten years time. It’s fruity, sure, but more so firm and tight and tannic, with excellent fruit momentum and thrilling acidity. It presents as a chunky wine of nonetheless finesse. It presents as a wine with an eye to long term quality, rather than to short-term market trends."

Viticulture

Viticulture

The 1999 vintage was a classic vintage in Coonawarra with early spring rains and a dry November resulting in a smaller than normal fruit set. The resulting fruit was extremely concentrated and has created a wine that has dealt with a decade in the bottle with ease and is only getting better.