Redman Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2009
Mid red with minimal signs of age judging by the colour. The nose here is Coonawarra Cabernet to the core – mint, red dust blackberry plus a little leather and horsehair for good measure. The dry, slightly advanced, leathery and savoury palate matches this with more black berry fruit to finish.
Still burly and dry, I like the ageless honesty here – it’s a wine you could imagine wearing a Drizabone. Technically it’s not going to win any show awards, but the chewy and substantial profile will be a Coonawarra lovers dream.
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d drink a glass or two.
Buy online: Dan Murphys, Redman website
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