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John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

RRP (750 mL)
$150.00
750 mL
$150.00
6 x 750 mL
$900.00

Overview

Overview

First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for Wynns. John Riddoch himself was a true visionary. Amongst his many achievements are the building of the Wynns Gabled winery and the establishment of the Coonawarra Fruit Colony

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate's extensive Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in the heart of the terra rossa soil It has become a definitive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, made only in years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available, using less than one percent of the top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2015
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.4%
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

A powerful, fresh yet ripe blueberries and red cherries.

Flavours and Palate

Juicy red cherry and blueberry fruit with fine, glossy tannins. Initially the wine is restrained but the layers of succulent Cabernet are soon revealed. 2015 was an outstanding year in our terra rossa vineyards. The concentration and persistence of flavour on the palate is testament to the vintage. Fine-grained subtle oak and ripe fruit tannins frame the fruit for both early drinking and long-term cellaring.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

99 points Andrew Caillard MW
98 points Huon Hooke
98 points James Halliday
98 points Toni Paterson MW

Andrew Caillard

"Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, blackcurrant pastille, praline aromas. Plush generous and chocolaty with saturated dark cherry, blackcurrant fruits, fine velvety tannins, superb integrated roasted chestnut oak complexity and superb mineral length. Finishes al-dente firm with a lovely classic tannin plume. A gorgeously seductive yet refined wine with the structure and density for medium to long term aging. 13.4%"

Huon Hooke

"The bouquet has a subtle patina of smoky, toasty oak while the palate has an extra level of density and power over the other Wynns cabernets. Lashings of supple tannin. Great intensity, power and persistence. A glorious wine of fabulous flavour and power - indeed, a great cabernet!"

James Halliday

"John Riddoch represents a tiny fraction (1% or thereabouts) of the Wynns Coonawarra Estate cabernet crush in the years in which it is made. This is a classic release, unusually supple and already balanced. Blackcurrant/cassis fruit sweeps along the palate, nuances of Coonawarra mint and earth joining with quality French oak following on behind."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A warm spring with even flowering and set, giving good yields. A mild summer, and long ripening period delivered full fruit flavours and balanced acidity. 2015 is heralded as an outstanding Coonawarra vintage. The 2015 Wynns John Riddoch, Michael and Messenger are all amongst the best we have made. They reflect optimum growing conditions and careful selection.