96 Points James Halliday
Much better colour than the Cabernet Sauvignon; classic cassis and blackcurrant fruit in abundance, yet not going over the top. A beautiful wine. Drink to 2023.
Source: James Halliday. July, 2006
Fosters Wine Empire sent this one in for the 2004 Coonawarra cabernet feature, and although I wish it was a 2004, I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Aromas of red fruit, flowers, a touch of red capsicum and light cedar oak. Quite fresh and aromatic. On the palate red and some black fruit, cigar box, spice and sweet red capsicum. Refined and shiny for a modern era Riddoch. Medium bodied even. Fresh and tight with fine tannins and a spicy red fruit aftertaste. The fruit looks a bit underdone and raw to me at the stage but I expect it will settle down to become a distinguished wine in the long term.
Rated : 90+ Points
Tasted : Feb07
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $75
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2011 - 2023+
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 26 February 2007