First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for the Wynns portfolio. The wine honours pasturalist and parliamentarian John Riddoch, who was the largest land-owner in South Australia’s south-east corner. With his brother George, the two owned the freehold to more than 70,000 acres.
John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate’s extensive Cabernet plantings. It has become the definitive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and is arguably richer and more concentrated than any other wine in the region.
Made only in years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available; less than one per cent of the top Cabernet grapes are used to make it.
Strong colour; a very potent, deeply layered, full-bodied wine in which all of the expected Coonawarra cabernet characters coalesce: blackcurrant, blackberry, mulberry, earth and mint, and that's before you start talking about the classy oak or fine, ripe tannins. Its pedigree guarantees a long life. Drink to: 2040; Date Tasted: Feb 2012; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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