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2012 Redman Shiraz

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This kind of value out of Coonawarra doesn’t get much better than this! From an epic vintage comes this fuller-bodied, pepper spice wine that shows other smells of blackberries, red fruits and toasty cedar. The palate is sweetly-fruited and spiced, with licks of herbs and earthiness, a bit of chew to the tannins, and a lingering spicy finish. Try it with steak and pepper sauce.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2012 Redman Shiraz is made from grapes grown on forty five year old, hand pruned vines from the Redman family vineyards in the heart of Coonawarra.

Appearance: Medium to dark red with some purple tints.

Nose: Pepper and spice fruit nose with hints of vanilla oak.

Palate: The mid weight palate shows spicey fruit, firm tannins and balanced acidity. The bright finish is clean with lingering flavour.

Cellaring: Recommended best drinking around 7 - 10 years old.

expert reviews about

2012 Redman Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2012 Vintage) says
There or thereabouts. Well-structured, slightly beefy, blackberried wine with saltbush and lead pencil notes rounding it out. Will be better with a few more years under its belt; cork permitting.
Drink by 2025
92
Campbell Mattinson (2012 Vintage) says
It is especially given that it’s a cellar worthy style. There’s a firmness to the tannin, and a general feeling of balance. It’s mid-weight with red and black berries, saltbush and lead pencil notes. It’s well rounded. And lengthy-enough. It’s worth popping a few away.
2016 - 2025
92
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A pretty, simple, short-term shiraz whose dusty, spicy and herbal bouquet of delicate small red and black berries is gently backed by light cedary oak. Its supple palate begins with sweet raspberry and blackberry flavour but culminates in a green-edged and sappy finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
84
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Lifted by scents of red and blue flowers, with a faintly meaty, confiture-like fragrance of juicy redcurrants, raspberries and sweet, spicy oak preceding a medium to full-bodied palate. Backed by fresh vanilla/cedary oak and nuances of dried herbs and supported by fine, but rather gritty tannins, it's ripe and smooth, moderately long and concentrated. It just needs some time to settle.
2018-2022
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
91
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
The traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
2018
Rob Geddes MW
87
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Deeply fruited, rich and generous, with a sweet floral bouquet of spicy raspberries, redcurrants, violets and cassis with musky undertones of blackberries and cedar/vanilla oak, cloves and cinnamon. Long and brightly lit, it's elegant and deeply flavoured, with a finish, drying spine of powdery tannins. While it finishes a fraction unpolished, it's quite complete and at this stage at least, able to handle its 14.8% alcohol.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep colour, and essency in character, with blackberry pastille, thyme and toasty oak; medium- to full-bodied with tangy acidity and a fine, dry and even finish; follows on from the '08, which won a gold medal at the National Wine Show '11.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
The traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
Rob Geddes MW
89
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright deep garnet; the bouquet is full of blue and blackberry, eucalypt and toasty oak; the palate is dense on entry, yet lightens with fresh acidity and drying gravelly tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
An elegant, savoury and spicy shiraz of balance and charm. Its fragrance of raspberries, cassis, redcurrants and white pepper has a background of measured chocolate/vanilla oak, floral notes and a tea tin-like aroma. It's long, darkfruited and briary, with a pleasing length of slightly meaty fruit supported by fine, bony tannins and finishing quite savoury, with a lingering core of vibrant flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Silky and sour-edged, this restrained and cedary shiraz reveals a sweet, earthy fragrance of dark plums and blackberries, white pepper, cloves and cedar/chocolate oak backed by nuances of iris, lavender and iodide. Its long, elegant and delightfully balanced palate of vibrant small berry/plum fruit and loose-knit, creamy tannin is ready to cellar.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
93
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, smooth and subtle, with good fruit and oak balance; just a little short on intensity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
There's a slightly herbal thread beneath this savoury, spicy and fine-grained shiraz. Its sweet red cherry, raspberry and currant-like perfume overlies lightly smoky vanilla oak Medium in weight, its smooth palate of lively red berry flavours and sweet oak is framed by gentle tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Traditional Redman shiraz was light in colour and texture and moderately tannic while modern Redman shiraz is peppery spicy with a dense raspberry requiring time to develop.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
84
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Framed by fine tannins and given underlying subtlety and complexity through some older cedar/chocolate oak, this fine and slightly sappy shiraz has a lightly meaty dusty and leathery aroma of spicy red berry fruit's supple and neatly wrapped in fine tannins, but lacks genuine ripeness and depth of fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
81
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Spicy, slightly cooked aromas of red berries and plums with restrained cedar/vanilla oak and earthy undertones. Lightly peppery, its smooth and elegant palate of medium weight offers lively redcurrant, mulberry and plum flavours with smooth, fine tannins and fresh acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is clean, the light to medium-bodied palate smooth, but as plain and disappointing as ever.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
84
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the clean, moderately intense bouquet has cherry, plum and spice; the palate has good depth and structure, the only question being the slightly firm, fractionally gritty tannins. However, has improved out of sight since first bottled.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
84
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Good red-purple colour; the bouquet isn't lush but it is clean, with dark cherry fruit and slightly regional earthy overtones. The palate has pleasant dark cherry fruit and balanced tannins; not complex or weighty. Gold medal Rutherglen Show 1999.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
84

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