Redman Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
It feels a bit rude drinking Redman wines at such a young age. The Redman family wines really need 5 years (minimum) to hit top gear.
This looks an unusual wine for Redman though. Dark red, despite the modest 13.7% alcohol it smells unusually alcoholic, with a suggestion of just a little raisining. The palate is dry, warm and thick set with a slightly dessicated black and red fruit character, thick cut tannins and a warm, uneven finish.
Unusually ripe and rich for Redman, this could almost be Barossa Cab with its downplayed varietal and regional signature. There’s some Coonawarra mint on the finish but otherwise a bit of an anomaly of a wine. Admittedly it’s going to get better (going on Redman history) but I wasn’t much of a fan of this.
Details: 13.7%, Screwcap, $27. Tasted: May 2015 (sample). Best drinking: 2018-2026. Score: 16/20, 87/100+. Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: Redman website