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2013 Rymill The Surveyor Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Rymill The Surveyor Cabernet Sauvignon

'As compelling as it is commanding. It would be brutish if it wasn't so svelte... A star of a wine.' 
97 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion

$56.99 Per Bottle


$341.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • The Rymill Coonawarra philosophy is to make wines of finesse, power and balance from their own estate grown fruit. They are proudly 100% Sustainable, 100% Coonawarra and 100% Estate grown.

    The best French barriques were selected for this wine from the outstanding 2013 vintage in tribute to John Riddoch Rymill, an extraordinary man who led the expedition which discovered the Antarctic Peninsula.



    The nose has complex layers of dark cherries, cassis, mocha and mint chocolate. As promised by its appearance, the wine is intense yet bright and generous in its complexity of flavours, with plums, star anise and fennel seed. The voluptuous middle palate, abundant in fruit and elegantly structured by the oak and tannins, offers to linger in a long, convincing after taste. Enjoy this wine on its own, or with food, but please slow down and take your time to meet and savour this intense Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.


    'As compelling as it is commanding. It would be brutish if it wasn't so svelte. Blackcurrant, black olive, loganberry and fresh mint notes rush through to the two-thirds point of the palate, where tannin has marshalled in force. A star of a wine. A long life is in store.'
    97 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion

    'Deep red/purple hue and a rich, powerful bouquet showing a complexity of violets, dark berries, some alcohol fuminess and background crushed leaf and mint touches. It's full-bodied, fresh and upright, with firm tannins in abundance and a long and quite concentrated palate. Oak is there, but it's background: it's certainly not an oaky style of Coonawarra reserve cab. A big wine for Rymill, and loaded with tannin. Long-term cellaring is indicated.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'Second release of this wine, will be seen in October 2015 next. The first vintage was 2010 as 2011 didn’t make the cut, and 2012 not enough grapes around and hence sidelined for another day. 2013 the mix of everything was right. The idea was to find parcels of fruit that could be valued in a single, high end iteration. It’s not a testimony to the oak salesman’s prowess either, which is relieving. Incredibly hefty bottle, however, so the glass provider gets a good look in. Look again in October for its official release; it needs the time.

    True to the word perfume, an evocative, enduring mesh of scents of complex dark fruits, toast, game meats, black olive, lavender floral notes, warm mahogany. It’s powerful, but seductive in its way. Come on in, the water is dark and fine. Firm chewy tannins dominate the palate, but they feel well-placed, giving life and structure to the wine, dragging the sinewy dark fruit flavours long. Pucker and chew, chew and pucker. It’s a wine that serves ‘reserve’ labelings well.'
    93+ Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front