Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


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Coonawarra, Australia
99 points




Introducing the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon: A Legacy of Excellence

Crafted since 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon stands as the flagship wine of Wynns. Named after John Riddoch, a true visionary who founded the Wynns Gabled winery and the esteemed Coonawarra Fruit Colony, this wine embodies his legacy.

Produced in limited quantities, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the finest fruit selected from Wynns' extensive Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, nestled in the heart of the renowned terra rossa soil. This iconic Coonawarra Cabernet is created only in exceptional vintages, using less than one percent of the estate's highest-quality grapes, ensuring unparalleled depth, character, and distinction.


99 points
Andrew Caillard

Deep crimson. A wonderfully evocative wine. Fragrant pure blackcurrant, dark cherry aromas with integrated praline mocha, roasted chestnut notes and touches of sage and violet. Beautifully concentrated wine with voluminous blackcurrant, dark cherry, mulberry fruits, plentiful fine grainy al dente tannins, superb dark chocolate, mocha, espresso complexity and underlying chinotto sage notes. Finishes grainy/ cedar firm with pure cassis, kirsch notes and a plume of extract. Elegant, powerful and expansive with the structure and balance for long term aging; the fruit, tannin, oak and acidity are beautifully integrated.

98 points
Ray Jordan

Oh my, this is such a good wine – as good as any that have been released under this label. It is remarkable that a wine of such finesse and refinement should also have such power and drive. But that’s Coonawarra in a good year, managed with first rate winemaking after the viticulturist has delivered the fruit. Has a slightly liqueur cherry aroma with cool leaf and tobacco leaf nuances. The palate is sublime with the fine weave of tannin, fine grained oak and silky-smooth fruit. As you might expect it is still a little shy and closed but decanting will give you a glimpse of what it will become.

98 points
Huon Hooke

With a very deep, brooding purple/red Colour, it has a remarkably complex, savoury bouquet of beautifully integrated fruit and oak, very ripe cabernet aromas with no leafy herbal accents and lots of dark fruit, blackberry and cassis interwined with cedar, smoky bacon and graphite nuances. Almost decadenly rich and fleshy, it's full-bodied and loaded with extract, the abundant tannins supple and suberbly knitted into the fabric of the wine. A glorious cabernet.


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Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2041

Tasting Profile

A fresh and inviting aroma of red and black cherries. Dried mint and fresh violets add florals.
This is a wine of great freshness balance and power that will certainly reward good cellaring. A seamless line of perfectly ripe fruit is supported by a fine tannin framework

Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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