Rymill `mc²` Cabernet Blends 2009 (12 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

Its unique name is based on the traditional Bordeaux blend.

merlot + cabernet sauvignon + cabernet franc = mc²

Merlot brings softness and fruitness, Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and tannin and Cabernet Franc adds delicate spiceness of cloves and thyme.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Flexible, Affordable & tasty!

The mc² represents merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc in a keenly crafted blend by French-born and trained Sandrine Gimon. Its pure berry beginnings and fragrant herb layers offer a genuine medium-bodied bistro style of red that goes a treat with a range of dishes, even richer seafood and poultry as well as game and lamb. It’s flexible, affordable and tasty. Bistro Bravo - Tony Love - News Limited capital city papers (10/JUL/2011)

Outstanding value

The blend of grapes is just right, its classic Bordeaux and also classic Coonawarra 94 points and outstanding value. For reasons that baffle me Rymill appears to fly just below the radar, I think its time due recognition was given. Perhaps one reason is the wines are such good value maybe a top end $50/75 is needed, they have the grapes and they have the skill.Rating 94 - Tony Keys, The Key Review of Wine (11/JUL/2011)

Has quite a following

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc that has quite a following and now even boasts its own website www.mc2.com.au and a smart new label. Crafted by winemakers Sandrine Gimon and Amelia Anderson and matured for 18 months in first to third-use French oak, it’s nicely balanced with bright red and black berry flavours, a core of spice and supple tannins. Drink with lamb casserole.Kerry Skinner - Grape Expectations, (20/JUL/ 2011)

You don't have to be Einstein for this

It’s best-known throughout Europe and the UK simply as Bordeaux Red, a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. It’s sold by the millions of bottles annually because of its affinity with a huge diversity of dining ideas from the more casual starts to the most decadent desserts. And now French-born and trained Sandrine Gimon is enticing us with and Australian Bordeaux Red that she’s created. As in France, this blend goes ideally with almost anything on the table, be it an oyster platter at Sunday brunch or an Asian duck and orange starter, mains of roast lamb, chicken cacciatore or a creamy mushroom risotto, or poached pears and decadent chocolate-dripped strawberries to end. Pay $19.95 and have a look at www.mc2.com.au for some nice dining ideas, from casual or the more formal.” Davis Ellis, Various regional newspapers (July/2011)

It doesn't taken an Einstein to work out that if E stands for enjoyment, then E must certainly equal mc²

...Next in the range is the cleverly monikered “mc²”, so called because it contains Merlot and two kinds of Cabernet – Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. On the nose there is oak, cassis, chocolate, potpourri and a splash of Worcester sauce. The palate is really complex, with flavours of cassis, light vanillin, blueberry, dried herbs, Szechuan pepper, prune, mint and rich soy. The wine is nicely balanced with bitter and sweet elements, and a chocolatey smoothness with rustic corners. It doesn't take an Einstein to work out that that if E stands for enjoyment, then E must certainly equal “mc²(30/JUN/ 2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

The Cabernet Sauvignon gives structure to the wine, allowing all the flavours to fall into alignment. They are able to linger on the palate and build a foundation for the dynamic flavour profile. The Merlot gives softness and fruitiness reminiscent of fresh berries, as well as displaying a juiciness and fleshiness with bursts of ripe red fruit and fresh strawberry jam. Finally, the Cabernet Franc contributes a delicate spiciness of cloves and thyme, continuing with hints of peppermint and cedar box undertones. The complexity and fusion of these three classic varieties makes this wine the perfect partner for casual or fine dining.

Food Matching

Creamy mushroom risotto or braised chicken thigh, and for dessert poached pear, in mc² of course, with shaved Regiano Parmagana.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy this wine from now for up to 10 years.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Peter Riddoch Rymill, the elder son of John and Eleanor Rymill, was born in 1940. A keen equestrian like his father, he competed in California and Ireland, retiring after he won the Australian Show Jumping Championship in 1965.

Peter married international Three Day Eventer and Show Jumper Judith Ritchie in 1964, and horses continued to play an integral role in their competitive and farming lives.

Peter and Judy diversified into viticulture in 1968 with an experimental vineyard, and six years later the family enterprise returned to Coonawarra when planting began on the Rymill Coonawarra Vineyards.

While Judy managed the farm, Peter completed a degree in Wine Science and a diploma in Wine Marketing before he began building the winery in 1990.

Here, the vision so characteristic of his great-grandfather, John Riddoch, and his father, John Rymill, is evident. And now, with his son John and daughter Lisa, a new generation is already involved, and the Riddoch Rymill family tradition continues.

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