Second Bottling Released
Cameron Country Red Post Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Region: Coonawarra, SA
This is the second bottling of the Red Post, released November 2015. The difference of course is an extra 12 months in a range of mature oak. It shows as the complexion has moved from fruit first to fruit second, and it now sits behind a more complex palate impression of savoury, secondary characters; less the tantalising flavours of freshness and more of a build-up of aromas and flavours produced by gentle, slow ageing in oak.
This is what I have been saying. "In my youthful days I thought of Coonawarra as the Bordeaux of the southern hemisphere. There are similarities but I have a more nuanced view these days. Same grape, similar climate but the heat of our far warmer inland pushes south and makes for a fuller, riper style.
I see all wine regions as unique as it's impossible to exactly duplicate the same set of conditions which exists on another part of the globe. You do though get bands of similarity and this Coonawarra has the noticeable, firmer grip of cool climate Cabernet".