Very deep, verging on opaque black crimson red colour with brick red hue showing signs of bottle age. The nose has that distinctive Cabernet lift with notes of blackcurrant, cedar, cassis and truffle. The fine grained tannin structure is in balance with the fruit, with flavours of blackcurrant, spice and cedar emerging with a hint of liquorice on the back palate. Aftertaste of blackcurrant and cedar with the palate medium to full-bodied with sweet, dark berry flavours, a plummy middle, solid tannins, bright acidity, and a dry, cassis finish. It's a lovely wine that can handle a bit of cellaring.
The 'Trio' of Limestone Ridge, Pyrus and St George have been Aussie stalwarts for over four decades. They are made from Coonawarra fruit, and the Pyrus is the cab sav blend.
Jeremy Oliver says: 93 Fine-grained and elegant, this supple and stylish Bordeaux blend has balance, structure and an enticing, floral perfume of red berries, cassis, plums and fresh cedary oak backed by dusty notes of dried herbs. It?s charmingly long and measured, with an intense presence of small black and red berries, cherries and a tight-knit backbone, finishing with a suggestion of dried herbs.
James Halliday says: 96 Deep crimson-purple; has more depth and complexity than recent vintages, and has relished its 18-month sojourn in new and used French oak; the flavours are a classic mix of blackcurrant and a twist of black olive, the tannins fine and polished. A long life ahead. 96 Best Drinking: To 2035
From the Winery: The Lindeman's Coonawarra Pyrus is blended using outstanding fruit parcels from vineyards from the centre of the Terra Rossa strip. It utilises a backbone of predominantly Nursery Vineyard Cabernet, with Malbec and Merlot adding mid palate flesh to create a particularly rich, supple wine of great complexity which, despite its proven aging ability, is able to be enjoyed in its youth.
The Coonwarra Cabernet Malbec Merlot was matured for 17 months in predominantly new French oak with a portion in seasoned French oak. The result is a classic blend of cassis and dark cherry fruit, violets and dusty oak. The palate is full bodied with rich dark fruit framed by polished tannins giving a wine of intensity and poise.
Appearance: Vibrant deep red.
Nose: Dark cherry, plum and cassis fruit complimented by perfumed violets and dusty oak.
Palate: Full bodied, rich and fleshy dark fruit flavours, complexed by violets and dusty oak. The supple polished tannins frame the fruit to give a wine of outstanding length and intensity.
Don't Pay: $80.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Coonawarra, SA
Winemaker: Brett Sharpe
Drink now until: 2030++
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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