Roadman CSM 2021

$45.00

Discover the captivating Roadman CSM 2021 from Southern Fleurieu, brought to you by Nangkita Estate Vineyards. With its dark plum hue, this blend entices with sweet cherry, floral notes, and a hint of spice. The rounded, succulent palate and well-managed tannins make it a stylish choice, perfect with beef or roo steak.

Wine specifications

RATINGS & AWARDS

90 Points – JamesSuckling.com (Date TBC)
93 Points
– Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (November 2022)
91 Points – John Sazbo, Wine Align (April 2022)
90 Points – David Lawrason, Wine Align (April 2022)
89 Points – Michael Godel, Wine Align (April 2022)
Bronze Medal – London Wine Competition (2023)

About this wine

Introducing the remarkable Roadman CSM 2021, an embodiment of the Southern Fleurieu terroir crafted by the skilled hands of Nangkita Estate Vineyards. This blend of Cabernet, Shiraz and e captures the essence of the region’s landscape, harmoniously blending nature’s gifts with expert winemaking.

Bearing the distinction of South Australia’s appellation, the Cabernet Shiraz 2021 is a symphony of flavours meticulously nurtured through thoughtful viticulture. The vineyard’s elevation above limestone and the gentle Mediterranean climate yield grapes that resonate with the land. With a measured 235mm rainfall and an average temperature of 20°C, the vines produce fruit that echoes the terroir’s character.

Under the expertise of Nangkita’s winemakers, the Cabernet Shiraz blend attains a nuanced excellence. The wine undergoes a natural yeast fermentation, preserving the grapes’ inherent character. A gentle maceration period and minimal interventions allow the terroir’s identity to shine. The aging process is a balance between French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, ensuring complexity and finesse.

In the glass, the Cabernet Shiraz 2021 captivates with its dark plum hue, a visual prologue to the aromatic symphony within. Aromas of sweet cherry, rich florals, and a delicate spice dance on the nose, accompanied by notes of ripe blackcurrant and fresh herbs. The palate is an invitation to indulge, displaying a rounded, succulent texture and a luxurious, full-bodied character.

The wine’s tannins are impeccably framed — polished, plush, and complemented by balanced acidity. The youthful energy of the tannins is elegantly managed, contributing to a finish of notable length and depth. With its stylish expression and satisfying nature, ‘Roadman’ Cabernet Shiraz 2021 is an invitation to savour and celebrate. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with culinary delights like beef or roo steak, this wine embodies the fusion of craftsmanship and nature’s bounty. With every sip, you partake in a narrative spun from the vines of Southern Fleurieu, a symphony of flavour and finesse.

Reviews

90 Points
Spicy and meaty with aromas of grilled herbs, smoked meat, olives and stewed cherries. Full-bodied with sleek tannins. Savoury and smoky at the end. Merlot, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now. Screw cap.

– JamesSuckling.com (Date TBC)

93 Points
Stylish and beautifully expressed, the wine shows dark plum, sweet cherry, dried herb and toasted nut characters on the nose, followed by a rounded palate that’s succulent and finely flowing. Well framed by polished tannins, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2035.

– Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (November 2022)

91 Points
A twist on the typical Bordeaux and GSM blends. Daniel’s “CSM” is composed of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and merlot growing in the Nangkita vineyard in the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. I like the ripe, strongly herbal-inflected profile, paired with fresh blackberry and cassis, flirting with liqueur-light richness, with lush, full bodied palette. Tannins are soft and well-managed, and acids in balance. Length and depth are very good to excellent. Drink or hold it into the mid 20s or even a little beyond. Satisfying. Value rating: 4/5.

– John Sazbo, WineAlign (April 2022)

90 Points
This is a blend of cabernet, shiraz and merlot from the Nangkita – sand over limestone – Vineyard in the middle of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It pours deep purple ruby. The nose shows fairly generous, ripe blackcurrant/cherry fruit flecked with fresh herbs, vague coffee bean and violet. It is full bodied, plush and fairly warm with youthful and slightly green but not too aggressive tannin. Good fruit depth here matches he alcohol. Value rating: 4/5.

– David Lawrason, WineAlign (April 2022)

89 Points
The vineyard falls in a valley between McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek, where some of South Australia’s longest and cooler growing seasons lengthen these wines. This Roadman blend is more like an MSC, dominated by merlot at 70% with syrah (20%) and cabernet sauvignon (10%). Salty and high in acid, noticeably so with blue and black fruit, a dribble of light soy, and yet no tar, mulch or forest floor actionability. Quite tart, and when compared to the varietal wines in this portfolio, the fruit just seems to not be the first pick or choice. Drink 2022-2023. Value rating: 3/5.

– Michael Godel, WineAlign (April 2022)

Bronze Medal
Dark ruby, overripe red fruit aromas on nose. Lean structured wine with short finish.

– 2023 London Wine Competition

Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark plum, deep purple ruby.

Nose: Sweet cherry, rich floral and spicy oak, ripe blackcurrant, strongly fresh herbal-inflected profile, vague coffee bean and violet, paired with fresh blackberry and cassis.

Palate: Rounded palate, succulent and finely flowing, liqueur-like richness, lush, full-bodied.

Tannin: Well framed, polished, plush, fairly warm with youthful but not to aggressive tannin, soft, well managed, acid in balance, Length and depth are very good to excellent.

Comments: Stylish and beautifully expressed, satisfying, offering terrific drinking.

Pairing with Food: Beef or Roo Steak.

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