Rymill Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon new releases: 2012 and 2014

The Coonawarra Vignerons website (here) is a wealth of information about local vintage conditions, albeit in a glass half full kind of a way where one is left guessing as to their actual views of the vintages. ¬†2014 for example is described as “classic”, while 2012 had “very pleasing quality fruit” and is “a vintage to collect”. ¬†Looking at these two wines together, I did in fact think the 2012 the better wine and most typical of the region, whilst the 2014 was more obviously fruity. ¬†So perhaps they are right after all.

Rymill Cabernet Sauvignon (maturation release) 2012 
A typical ferrous earthy aroma, supplemented by black olives and licorice.  The palate is full bodied, the acid frames the wine and a classic blackcurrant expression emerges with time in the glass.  Length on the finish is good.  Quite approachable now, the 2012 has entered its drinking window.  A nice release.  (Alc: 14%, Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Rating: Very Good, Drink: now to 2022, Tasted: August, 2017, Source: Sample)

Rymill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 cabernet is more open knit (for a young Coonawarra) and blackcurrant like in expression.  The palate shows good length, is well balanced, not quite full bodied and has a youthful character.  I suspect this will improve with further ageing.  Lovely drinking.  (Alc: 14%, Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Rating: Good, Drink: now to 2025+, Tasted: August, 2017, Source: Sample)

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