2010 The Redman
The Redman represents the finest fruit grown on the Redman family’s 40-year-old vineyards in the heart of Coonawarra. Each year we earmark the very best parcels of wine to blend together to produce just eight hogsheads (2400L) of this flagship wine.
57/25/18% cabernet sauvignon/shiraz/merlot. 18 months in French oak, 50% new, the rest is time. The colour, the brightness of flavour and the fruit bely its age, although there are certainly tertiary flavours within. Lovely cedar box and baking spices, ironstone and warm bitumen. The tannins are perfectly poised, with excellent acidity, and the finish long and pure. A stunning The Redman with a few more years ahead of it yet.
96 points Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner.