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Rouge Homme Limestone Coast Shiraz Cabernet

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Cracka Review

Here we have a sumptuous, full-bodied style of shiraz cab that is drinking superbly now. Aromas of dark berries, pepper spice, subtle leafiness and a hint of cedar float out of the glass, whilst the palate is soft, smooth and silky, with friendly tannins, gentle acidity, and a decent toast and savoury finish. An excellent value quaffer to drink over the next couple of years. 

Winemaker's Notes

Rouge Homme (French for ‘Red Man’) has over 50 years of winemaking history, with the 1954 Cabernet Sauvignon the first wine to be bottled under this label.

Crafted by winemaker Brett Sharpe, the wines of Rouge Homme today are approachable at the time of release, whilst also reflecting the distinct terroir and depth of fruit sourced from the Limestone Coast.

This wine displays aromas of mulberry and blackberry fruit with black pepper, mint and earthiness complimented by spicy vanillin oak. The palate is medium to full bodied with complex sweet fruit flavours of berry, spice and pepper, with supple sweet tannins contributing to the long, lingering finish. Intense yet approachable this wine can be enjoyed now but will develop further elegance with medium term cellaring.

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Rouge Homme Limestone Coast Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Big, oaky style with some green edges on the fresh, lively varietal fruit.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Spicy/briary nose with gamey notes. Silky-smooth in the mouth - very flavoursome palate.
Winestate 2009
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
Fruit for this label is being sourced from the Limestone Coast: it's soft, round and juicy - an easy-drinking style.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; a classic mix of blackberry, blackcurrant, spice and leaf; very much in cool-climate style, and being sold at a cool price.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Soft blackberry and plum fruit on entry, followed by a somewhat tannic finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a solid mix of blackberry, plum and chocolate on the bouquet shapes the firm palate, which has identical flavours and only a lick of oak. Nothing flash, but has improvement in front of it.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; there is well-balanced and integrated fruit and oak to the bouquet, then abundant flavour on the palate, chained by slightly sticky, oppressive oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; there is attractive, sweet, ripe blackberry/blackcurrant fruit on the bouquet leading into a fresh, fruit-driven and lively palate with subtle oak and soft tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; sweet, ripe red berry, chocolate and mint fruit aromas lead on to a palate of medium intensity, with similar flavours in the red berry/chocolate/mint spectrum, finishing with soft tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997

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