Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Rymill Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A very good Cabernet this, made in the traditional Coonawarra style.

Black berry and red capsicum aromas flow through to the palate.
Thrown in oak for 18 months, it has excellent length and balance. The oak is used well with the fruit still sitting firmly on the front foot.

After a while the wine settles into a neat groove and tosses up some savoury dried herbs.

Interestingly enough the wine is sealed with Diam cork. It's the first cork I've had to pull from a sample bottle in a long time. When I asked Managing Director John Rymill why it was used, his reply was simple. "There's two reasons: there's something about cork which gives a sense of special occasion and ceremony, and the wine ages differently with cork. Aging with stelvin keeps the wine fresher for longer but cork gives the chance for some oxidative aging to take place."

Readily available via retail and on premise, this drop has been a favourite for the last eight years on the list at Sydney's Rockpool.

Region: Coonawarra
RRP: $29

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