Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2012 $150
A top Riddoch, bursting with ripe blackberry and violet aromas, the glowing purple colour showing youth and vitality. It’s concentrated and powerful, rippling with tannin – not a blockbuster but elegant and balanced, with lots of very long tannins. Built for the long haul. (13.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Cellar for four to 37 years.
Food idea: Rare roast beef and baked vegetables.
Stockists: Coogee Bay Hotel (NSW); Boccaccio Cellars (Vic.)
Ranked #1 of 40 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Coonawarra
Price Benchmark: $240.00 Avg 97pt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Australia