Raidis Estate Wild Goat Shiraz NV
Raidis Estate Wild Goat Shiraz NV Simon Hughes

WINE REVIEW: Reds are ready from the terra rossa strip

The terra rossa strip is no longer solely the realm of long-lived big reds. Steven and Emma Raidis of Raidis Estate are part of the next wave of Coonawarra - crafting modern wines that will age if required yet drink well now. See raidis.com.au

WILD GOAT, SHIRAZ, 2015

Varietal blue plums, black peppercorns, light toasty cedary oak spice and a hint of regional eucalypt. Medium-full bodied with relatively tightly packed dark berry fruits with fine, powdery tannins and a kiss of chocolatey licorice.

Rating: 8.5/10 RRP: $30 Alc: 13.5%

Raidis Estate Billy Cabernet Sauvignon NV
Raidis Estate Billy Cabernet Sauvignon NV Simon Hughes

BILLY, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2015

Cooking chocolate, olive and savoury oak with fruitier blackberry tart, boysenberry and blackcurrant aromas. A mesh weave of rustic, chewy tannins support plenty of juicy black fruit with a touch of mint in an elegant, medium bodied fashion.

Rating: 8/10 RRP: $30 Alc: 13.5%

Raidis Estate The Trip NV
Raidis Estate The Trip NV Simon Hughes

THE TRIP, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2014

The flagship wine for Raidis. Stately aromas of dusty cigar box, leather, blackcurrant and toasty mocha oak belie a supple yet muscular wine. Intense, concentrated and endless roll of fine tannins. One for now or in 20 years.

Rating: 9/10 RRP: $100 Alc: 14%

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