This incredible Coonawarra Cabernet is not to be missed! With 3 Trophies and 8 Gold medals already in the bag, the team at Redman have produced a fantastic drop that will reward whether drinking now or cellaring!
There are flavours of cassis, cedar and violets flecked with mint and lighter red fruited notes. What sets it apart from the pack is its medium-bodied grace, some perfectly pitched oak, lazy length and wonderfully lithe textured tannin. No doughnut effect here, the mid-palate is supple and generous. Alcohol warmth is also notably absent. Should age very well indeed
Precisely the sort of Coonawarra Cabernet that results in rapturous discussions about the synergy between the variety and the region. It’s a wine of true elegance and composure.
Awards and Accolades
TROPHY, Best Dry Red Wine - Rutherglen Wine Show 2017 TROPHY, Best Table Wine by Small Producer - Rutherglen Wine Show 2017 TROPHY, Best Red Table Wine - Rutherglen Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Rutherglen Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Brisbane Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Cowra Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Perth Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Hobart Wine Show 2017 GOLD - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2017 GOLD - Rutherglen Wine Show 2016
2014 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "A pure, slightly austere, cabernet, with one foot in the past, one in the future, and a third in the present reflected by the consequences of poor flowering. The result an intense wine made from small berries and elevated tannins which, if nothing else, mean a long life."
From the Winery
From a seasonal point of view, April to July 2014 provided an excellent start with average winter rainfall which set us up for an even budburst with good soil moisture. Spring, however, was not typical, being very dry and one of Coonawarra’s warmest, with temperatures well above average advancing flowering in November by about 2 weeks. Very dry conditions continued through December, consequently, berries remained small with thick skins. Ripening was set up perfectly with the vines receiving a refreshing drink of 90 mm of rain in mid-January. The grapes were harvested in the last week of March and the first week in April.
The grapes were mechanically harvested and crushed in the field. Initial fermentation was carried out in open fermenters and the cap was hand plunged twice a day. One-third of the wine was run off into new French oak hogsheads, where fermentation was completed. The balance of the wine completed fermentation on skins, and was then transferred to barrels. The wine was bottled, in February 2017, after eighteen months ageing in French oak hogsheads.
For over 100 years and through four generations, the Redman family have become an integral part of Coonawarra, and even today remain true to the traditions of the grape growing and winemaking methods that have helped in the making of the Coonawarra wine region.
The Redman family continue to grow grapes and make wine in the traditions initiated by Bill Redman 100 years ago, and with the next generation in place this tradition and family success looks certain to continue for many years to come.
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WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Coonawarra, SA
Winemaker: Bruce and Malcolm Redman
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 14.2 %
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