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2009 Redman Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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    RRP $45.65 per bottle

    Our Price $32.99

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    $197.94 (6 x 750ml)

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    cracka review

    Redman has been around for donkeys years, and the name has been parodied all over the place (just think of 'Rouge Homme'). However, the wines have always been very good and dependable, and this Cab Merlot is from a toasty vintage. It's a big, voluptuous style of wine that weighs in at 15% alcohol, and shows rich, ripe smells of blackberries, choc-coated plums and toasted cedar on the nose. The palate is full-bodied and juicy, with super-ripe dark plum and mocha flavours, hints of anise-like spice, a solid line of fine tannins, and a tight, compact finish that keeps on truckin'. Needs time or a big hunk of rare steak!

    expert reviews

    James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
    A 51/49% co-fermented blend, open-fermented in concrete vats; half pressed to new French hogsheads to complete fermentation, the remainder to used hogsheads; 2 more years in oak. Mulberry, blackcurrant and Coonawarra mint flavours fill the medium-bodied palate, the tannins soft, the oak integrated.
    Drink by 2025
    93
    Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
    Two years in French oak. Bottled in mid-2011. Only 450 dozen produced. Good insight into mature Cooonawarra Cabernet. Five years old but it’s already found itself in a good drinking spot. It tastes off leather, mulberry, toasty oak, game and tobacco. It’s juicy but firm, medium-bodied and opens up attractively as it rests in the glass.
    2014 - 2020
    90
    Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
    This blend is greater than its elements. The red fruit is lifted carrying the flavours and getting more merlot fruits.
    2013
    Rob Geddes MW
    85
    Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
    2013-2016+
    The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
    88

    winemaker's notes

    The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes used to make this wine were specially selected from hand pruned, low yielding mature vines grown on the Redman family vineyards in the heart of Coonawarra.

    Appearance: Deep red.

    Nose: A complex bouquet exhibits violets, cassis, plums and vanilla oak overtones.

    Palate: The full-bodied palate shows rich, ripe fruit with velvety tannins. The flavours carry through to a long dry finish.