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Wynns `John Riddoch` Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 (2 x 750mL) Coonawarra, SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0053-2469166

Part of Sale: 5 Star Provenance Classic Aussie Wine-Ft. Penfolds Grange 95

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate’s extensive Cabernet plantings. It has become the definitive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and is arguably richer and more concentrated than any other wine in the region.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for the Wynns portfolio. The wine honours pasturalist and parliamentarian John Riddoch, who was the largest land-owner in South Australia’s south-east corner. With his brother George, the two owned the freehold to more than 70,000 acres.

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate’s extensive Cabernet plantings. It has become the definitive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and is arguably richer and more concentrated than any other wine in the region.

Made only in years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available; less than one per cent of the top Cabernet grapes are used to make it.

Vintage
1992
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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In 1891 the famous triple gabled winery and surrounding vineyards were built and planted by John Riddoch and called the Chateau Camoum. Riddoch’s vineyards are the core of today’s Wynns Coonawarra Estate, with his winery, essentially unchanged, forming the centrepiece of the operation.

Following John Riddoch’s death in 1901 the Coonawarra Estate languished for 50 years until 1951 when Samuel Wynn and Co, the Melbourne-based wine makers and merchants, purchased the winery and vineyards.

After much hard work, over the next 30 years Wynns gradually increased its holdings in the Coonawarra and by 1981 was the largest grower in the district with 440 hectares under vine.

Coonawarra's fame comes mostly from a freakish natural phenomenon called the terra rossa. Meaning literally 'red earth', the terra rossa is a low, cigar-shaped ridge of soil some 15 kilometres long and up to 1 kilometre wide.

Coonawarra - which is an Aboriginal word meaning 'honeysuckle' - is an isolated region 450 kilometres away from Melbourne and 380 kilometres from Adelaide. Coonawarra is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features - ideal for growing vines bearing the highest quality grapes.

Like all great wine regions of the world, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. It is South Australia's southernmost wine region, positioned just 80 kilometres from the chilly southern ocean and cold Antarctic winds. The vines are assured a long, cool ripening period that builds up the intensity of flavours slowly in the grape and ensures a balanced acidity. The resulting wines will always be among Australia's finest for their richness, intensity, flavour and longevity.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
R.G - Botany NSW10/02/2019 11.47.37 AM AEDTAU $244 11
S.K - Preston VIC12/02/2019 9.32.29 AM AEDTAU $244 10
C.K - Rocklea QLD11/02/2019 9.00.05 AM AEDTAU $174 10
A.B - Fairy Meadow NSW09/02/2019 3.17.58 PM AEDTAU $154 10
P.T - Glenmore Park NSW08/02/2019 3.59.06 PM AEDTAU $129 10
R.A - Elsternwick VIC07/02/2019 10.17.15 PM AEDTAU $104 10
G.N - Essendon West VIC07/02/2019 8.44.48 AM AEDTAU $84 10
H.T - Chester Hill NSW05/02/2019 11.50.38 PM AEDTAU $59 10
A.M - Seven Hills NSW05/02/2019 10.32.10 PM AEDTAU $49 10
S.J - Charlestown NSW05/02/2019 10.44.42 AM AEDTAU $39 10
J.B - Auldana SA05/02/2019 9.59.45 AM AEDTAU $24 10
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