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1991 Redman Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Limestone Coast
  • Coonawarra
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • FreddieP Likes this wine: 85 points

    November 13, 2014 - Producer: Redman
    Location: Coonawarra, South Australia
    Vintage: 1991
    Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
    Treatment: French and American oak puncheons for 12 months.
    ABV: 12%

    Bottle condition: Very good.

    Cork condition: Very good. Staining to 80%. No seepage, minimal ullage.

    Colour: Old red, garnet with slight tea cast in the meniscus. Wine still quite bright and lively.

    Bouquet: The oak varieties are both discernible. Slight mint and white oak characteristics evident on the nose very shortly after opening. Initially the bouquet was somewhat muted but generous given the twenty three years of rest. As time progressed the wine continued to reveal the classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics - quite astounding for a medium bodied wine with an expected life of twelve years of so!

    Palate: A small amount of residual acid and there is the impression that the wine is on the tail end of a very long plateau. The balance and structure still present in the wine indicate the potential for another year or two of cellaring. Quite extraordinary. The palate is full, though quiet, with no flaws. There are little in the way of grippy tanins present - a feature of this wine in its early to prime years - however all of the flavours have married together and retained an excellent balance. As the wine opens out further in the glass the remembrance of the grape is startlingly clear.

    Summary: A surprising amount of body right from the moment of opening: very impressive for a wine roughly eleven years past the expected optimal cellaring time. This is all the more impressive consider the relatively low ABV (12%) at bottling. After 24 hours the palate had disintegrated slightly and the berry highlights, which reached their peak approximately two hours after opening, had faded. Despite this the wine was still very enjoyable. There were two small, tightly packed, crescent shaped blocks (approx 15mm x 2mm x 3mm) of very fine non-plate type sediment plus a small amount of fine sediment in suspension; mostly likely the result of disturbance, transport and, finally, cavalier pouring instead of careful decanting.

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    11/1/1994 (link)

    (Redman Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • Type Red
  • Producer Redman
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Limestone Coast
  • Appellation Coonawarra

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  • In Cellars 1 (100%)
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