Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
John Riddoch founded Coonawarra in 1890, the list of his accomplishments in the development of Coonawarra as a premiere agricultural region is breathtaking. His descendants were also highly accomplished, among them are polar explorers and scientists, sailors and equestrians. Riddoch's great grandson established Rymill on the very centenary of Coonawarra in 1990. Stately and profound, the definitive Coonawarra Cabernet, displaying benchmark regional style, distinguished yet approachable, decanting is recommended before service.
Peter Riddoch Rymill, great grandson of Coonawarra founder John Riddoch was a keen equestrian. He studied Science at Adelaide University and developed new breeds of cattle. He diversified into viticulture in 1968 with an experimental vineyard and pursued studies at oenology before establishing Rymill Estate in 1990. Parcels of choice Cabernet Sauvignon are selected from fully mature vines and treated to a rich barrel fermentation to produce a full bodied, richly flavoured Coonawarra wine. Matured up to two years in a selection of seasoned and new French oak, principally 225 litre barriques from trees planted up to three centuries ago to provide timber for the French navy.
Good intensity and depth of colour. Undeniably Coonawarra with its pleasant dusty character, fresh red fruit aromas and hints of tomato leaf. Incredibly complex and absolutely delectable with flavours of berries, strawberry seed, homemade plum jam, orange peel and savoury spice. Well integrated oak, a slight smoky character and good tannin structure, it ticks all the boxes.