2009 Rymill Coonawarra Yearling Cabernet Sauvignon – A young thoroughbred

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A Yearling is a one-year-old horse so what better name for a range of one-year-old wines from Rymill Coonawarra?

2009 Rymill Coonawarra The Yearling
Cabernet Sauvignon RRP $15

Coonawarra has long been associated with horses as its terra rossa limestone soil, with its high calcium content, raised horses with sought-after strong bones and powerful constitutions long before it became famous for the excellence of its vineyards and wines. And Rymill Coonawarra in particular has reflected the region’s equestrian connection as owners Peter and Judy Rymill were both Australian Show Jumping Champions.

It was this love of horses that led to the commissioning of the magnificent bronze stallion sculpture by the noted artist Gabriel Sterk which greets visitors to the Rymill Coonawarra cellar door and from which the company takes its logo.

The 2009 Yearling Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $15) is the latest addition to the stable, joining the 2009 Yearling Shiraz and the 2010 Yearling Sauvignon Blanc.

This is a youthful estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, specifically crafted by the use of early, gentle pressing to be soft, supple and approachable. It is affectionately known by the Rymill Coonawarra winemaking team, led by Sandrine Gimon, as “dashing” due to its instant charms and capacity for immediate enjoyment.

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