N.V. Redheads Studio Return Of The Living Red

Red Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
Drink between 2008 - 2017 (Edit)
CT91.4 7 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Laconic Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 17, 2016 - Appearance: Orange-red; bricking. Lots of sediment. Need to decant.
    Fruit is undiminished, balanced by savory notes. Strong alcohol bite but after breathing it is very balanced. Very enjoyable.

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  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: (92 points)

    May 18, 2016 - Combined Wine Night (Pine Close): Tasted blind. Drank over 2.5 hours.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour with garnet edge. Long legs.
    Nose is clean, pronounced intensity, with aromas of licorice, sweet baking spices, white pepper, black cherries, raspberry jam. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, high alcohol (15.5%), medium+ tannins, full body. Pronounced flavour intensity, with flavours of black cherry jam, raspberry jam, licorice, sweet baking spices, white pepper, slight minerality. Long lingering finish.
    Very good quality. Felt like a premium cult Australian Shiraz.
    Blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Touriga Nacional.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rmcnees wrote: (91 points)

    February 26, 2011 - Interesting blend of NV (non-vintage) Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga - a 'lost' varietal - hence the name ... Dark garnet color, full bodied, thick chewy, almost shiraz like coating the tongue - forward black and blue fruits, ripe black raspberry turns to a tone of spice, hint of cedar and kirsch on a full, moderate soft chewy tannin finish. Opened at OTBN (Open That Bottle Night) dinner - brought by Dr Dan.

  • wineismylife Does not like this wine: (90 points)

    June 12, 2010 - WIML90

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of aspirin, violets, white pepper and plums. Flavors of Kirsch, currants and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. Although a fairly well made wine (thus the WIML90) yet another Wine Advocate overrated Aussie wine with cutesy packaging that I wouldn't lay down in my own cellar for 10 days, more or less 10 years.

  • mmurry Likes this wine: (89 points)

    June 12, 2010 - Old World vs. New World (Farpointe Cellar): The nose had leather and blackberry, herbs and flowers, and some spice at the end. The palate was soft, with blackberry and black currant, some leather, and a little spice. The finish was a little hot.

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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    2/25/2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Red
  • Producer Redheads Studio
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Return Of The Living Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 5051559025155, 9336717000486

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 103 (44%)
  • Consumed 130 (56%)

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