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S Kidman/Kidman Wines

www.kidmanwines.com.au

Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, 5263

(PO Box 25, Coonawarra, 5263)

Cellar Door: Daily (10-5)

Ph: (08) 8736 5071

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Entrance to S Kidman from Riddoch Highway (photo:genxywines)

Suzie and Sid Kidman are veterans in the area, and have been recently joined in running their company by their son, George.

The first vines on the 16 ha vineyard were established in 1971 giving them some of the most fully mature vines in the area. The vines are hand pruned.

The cellar door is located in the old 1859 stables on the Kidman's Limestone Ridge property.

As well as the mandatory Cabernet there is also Shiraz, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

They are now trading as Kidman Wines.

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S Kidman vineyard with the old gumtrees showing even more gnarly features than the mature 40 year old vines (photo:genxywines)
Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2021

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2016, plump and juicy blackcurrant and dark plum with eucaplypt and violet notes and a touch of seaweed, medium-full bodied with savoury bay leaf aspects, finely grained tannins and overt vanilla/chocolate oak (***1/2)

Kidman Shiarz 2013

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink:  2020

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2016, plump, essency and oaky black cherry and dark plum with white pepper, liquorice and eucalyptus notes, medium-full bodied with toasty malt/cinnamon oak (***)

Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2019

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2014, vibrant and juicy blackberry and blackcurrant with seaweed, violet, eucalypt and bay leaf notes, plump and earthy with fine grainy tannins, sweet vanilla/chocolate oak, good length (***1/2)

Kidman Riesling 2013

Purchased: Not ($19)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2014, clean and brad lime, passionfruit and apple with some musky spice and talcy phenolics, gentle lemon acidity (***)

Kidman Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Purchased: Not ($19)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2014, creamy lychee, cut grass, pear, apple and white flowers, viscous and slightly honeyed, more Loire Valley than Malborough (***1/2)

Kidman Shiraz 2010

Purchased: Not ($?)

Drink: 2018

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2013, glossy and essency redcurrant pastille and dark plums with white pepper, anise and mint notes, medium bodied but some mid-palate plumpness, oaky finish with plenty of toasty brown spices and dark chocolate, fine tannins (***1/2)

Kidman Riesling 2012

Purchased: Not ($?)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2013, broad, musky and a little demure showing passionfruit, apple and pear with some brown spices, fine powdery phenolics on the fairly soft finish (***)

Kidman Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Purchased: Not ($19)

Drink: 2013

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2013, gentle and slightly creamy showing passionfruit, cut grass and lychees with a touch of snow pea and capsicum spiciness on the finish, crisp orange peel acidity, powdery phenolic spice (***)

S Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2011, aromatic and sweet cassis and plum with eucalypt, anise and leather notes, smooth and plump palate with fine grained open knit tannins and overt caramel-cedar oak, fresh natural acidity provides some drive (***1/2)

S Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2010, smooth plum and cassis with a touch of leather and mint, medium-full bodied savoury and earthy palate gets a bit broad in places, loose knit tannins and cedary French oak, choc-mint finish (***1/2)

S Kidman Riesling 2010

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2012

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2010, musky orange blossom, spice and lime, talcy texture with a lingering chalky lemon rind finish, a little early to be drinking it now but should get more focus in a few months time (***)

S Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2009, ripe blackcurrant with black pepper, leather and cinnamon notes, smooth glycerolly palate with a fairly heavy extract, savoury tannins, cedar and mint are fused on the finish (***1/2)

S Kidman Riesling 2008

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2009, light bodied tropical fruit and lime with soft chalky citric acids, straightforward summer quaffer (**1/2)

S Kidman Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Purchased: Not ($18)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2008, flowered just after the severe 2007 spring frost that hit the Coonawarra, musky tropical fruit, cut grass and tropical fruit, chalky base with some capsicum and green bean leading to the orange rind finish (***1/2)

S Kidman Shiraz 2004

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2007, straightforward regional juicy style showing redcurrant and blackberry fruits and a touch of liquorice and white pepper, smooth and medium bodied, creamy cedar-vanilla oak, fine grained tannins (***1/2)

S Kidman Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Purchased: Not ($18)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2007, crisp and medium bodied style with passionfruit and hay, good minerally base, finish shows a touch of herbs and orange peel (***1/2)

S Kidman Riesling 2005

Purchased: Not ($14)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting:Aug 2007, aromatic nose, tropical fruit and fresh underlying lemon acids, not intense, crisp minerally finish (***)

S Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, fairly closed nose showing blackcurrant andmint features, palate also seems quite closed at the moment, smoky vanilla oaking, firm tannins (***)

S Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: , Aug 2006, blackberry and black cherry with leafy and mint notes, medium bodied earthy palate, quite pronounced cigar box cedar oak, firm tannins (***)

S Kidman Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2006, black berry and black cherry with leafy and mint notes, medium bodied earthy palate, integrated cigar box cedar oak, rounded tannins (***)