Coonawarra Shiraz 2013
Rymill is one of a handful of James Halliday Five Star-rated producers for the Coonawarra region of South Australia, where they’ve been producing wine since 1974. 95 Pts, James Halliday.
Classic spicy, peppery profile backed by deep fruit and plenty of good French oak. At first glance, plum and blackberry converge with mocha and caramel oak notes, but with a few minutes of air, a solid backbone of red earth peeks through, adding a brighter blackcurrant dimension to an already complex nose. Deep, dark and spicy on the palate with great plummy depths and a long finish and sweet tannins.
Rymill is one of a handful of James Halliday Five Star-rated producers for the Coonawarra region of South Australia, where they’ve been producing wine since 1974. Located on the Limestone Coast, the Coonawarra region is world renowned for its combination of terra rossa soils over limestone bedrock, and its relatively close proximity to the Australian coast makes it an ideal climate for both Cabernet and Shiraz. From the oldest vines on the property dating back to the 70s, the Rymill “Classic” Shiraz is a beautifully ripe (but not over-the-top) wine with a 95 Points from renowned Aussie wine critic James Halliday, which makes it about a 92/93 in my book. I didn’t buy the wine for its score but, either way, it’s a great value at $28. Good for another 10 years in your cellar.