2018 Wynns, John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, 6x750ml

2018 Wynns, John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, 6x750ml

2018 Wynns, John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, 6x750ml

ETA Early 2022

Availability: En Primeur

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £420.00

Critics Score: 97

Publication: Jane Faulkner, James Halliday's Wine Companion

Drinking Dates: Now-2045

From 3 vineyards on terra rossa soil, average vine age 29yo. Optically sorted. The best of the best – a selection of less than 1% of all cabernet parcels. Open fermenters, on skins for average 24 days. Matured 15 months in French barriques and hogsheads (35% new, remainder 2–3yo), mlf in barrel. Tasting young John Riddoch simply throws a spotlight on its quality as the cornerstone, because this wine evolves into something special with age. It's a majestic wine. Full bodied and deep, with an abundance of tannins, but all in place, with a brightness to the acidity. There's nothing harsh here. Earthy flavours, cedary oak and excellent fruit make it a bit of a tease: it is rather easy to open a bottle to enjoy now, yet its best years are ahead of it.
2018 Wynns, John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, 6x750ml