Saturday, 20 February 2016

Rymill Coonawarra Sandstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I liked this so much I bought one to bring home with me. Gems like this which are Cellar Door only wines and earn their stripes need not to be missed.

John Rymill drove me past this vineyard after we tasted the wines at the cellar door. It's great to get a perspective of the land and where the vineyards lie. Interestingly to note, the fruit here is picked a week or two later than those up the road. A single vineyard wine, it is grown on sandstone not the Terra Rossa soils commonly known to the Coonawarra. Hard to guess with a name like that I suppose.

Layered and long are what I like best here. There's plenty of savoury drive but the fruit also plays its tune ever so precisely. Minty, eucalypt, dried Mediterranean herbs and dark chocolate all peel back to review something new. A touch of fruit sweetness is balanced by bright acidity. Long to finish means plenty of time to savour the moment. And I did.

Will cellar long term - exactly what I intend to do.

Very good+

Region: Coonawarra
RRP: $60
Source: Cellar Door tasting

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