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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Wine Front (2012 Vintage) says
Redcurrant and blackcurrant, almost raspberry-accented, whiff of aniseed perfume, light mocha oak and a little tobacco. Medium bodied only – lithe and light – firm pull of open weave, fine-grained tannin and a crunchy fresh finish. Thickens up as it takes the air but at no stage does it become heavy. All just so. Great release, and as they say in the classics, has years up it. Gary Walsh.
2015 - 2032+
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Another wine from Wynns and the '12 vintage that shows a significant change in winemaking direction, with the alcohol of 13.5%. While the Woodley Treasure Chest wines were basically shiraz, none wholly cabernet sauvignon, this wine has a structure those wines had in their early maturity. What is most interesting here is the early development on the palate of savoury flavours and firm tannins, yet allowing the fruit to maintain its line through to the all-important finish, where balance is not in question.
To 2032
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Elegant, finely crafted and long-living, with a bright, violet-like perfume of cassis, dark plums, mulberries and fresh, slightly smoky cedar/vanilla oak backed by a hint of underbrush. Underpinned by a a willowy spine of smooth, pliant tannins, it presents a lingering core of intense black and blue berries and plums tightly knit with fine-grained oak. Very stylish and complete.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Black Label is an institution and the refinement of recent vintages are the dividends of drastic vineyard makeovers with chainsaws a decade ago. 2010 is the wine to drink while the tightly wound 2009 slowly uncoils in the cellar. This early and generous vintage has been carefully handled, presenting accurate and vibrant red- and blackcurrants, capsicum, cedar and tobacco. True to the season, there is a liberal swell of fruit in the mid-palate, which quickly pulls into a controlled finish. Well balanced dark chocolate oak forms a backdrop, while firm, fine tannins promise medium-term endurance. 1 August 2012 release.
Wine Taste Special Edition 70
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
The 2009 black-label cabernet from Wynns has terrific poise and ripeness on the nose. It's pinned to the Coonawarra region with mint leaves, eucalypt and a floral edge, and there's black cherry and cassis fruit below - nice and fresh. The palate's quite juicy and assertive, with dark chocolate and cherries, savoury oak, creeping firm tannins and impressive promise for those that will cellar.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep colour; it spent 15 months in a mix of old and new French and American oak barriques, giving rise to a fragrant and expressive bouquet of black fruits, spice and cedar nuances. The palate really sings with dark berry fruit, oak and tannins the supporting orchestra. Right up there with the best Black Labels.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The wine seems to have been around forever, and so it has: this is the 53rd vintage. It is barrel-aged in French oak, 31% new, and comes from the top 25% of the available cabernet resources of Wynns. It is rich and luscious, with blackcurrant and dark chocolate aromas and flavours, the palate lengthened and strengthened by ripe yet fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Excellent crimson-purple, it has richly scented cassis and blackcurrant fruit with cedar notes on the bouquet, then a medium- to full- bodied palate with remarkable power and energy.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; a striking and fragrant bouquet, with blackcurrant, earth and cedar aromas; the palate moves onto a different plane, with considerable tannin-derived structure that has an earthy/savoury regional profile; serious wine
Australian Wine Companion 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A fine, elegant Coonawarra cabernet whose ripe, floral perfume of cassis, blackberries, dark chocolates and cedar/vanilla oak has a faintly confiture-like aspect. Fully ripened but smooth and supple, its long, fleshy and spotlessly presented palate of vibrant small black berries, mulberries and plums knit slightly with vanilla/cedar oak. Full to medium in weight, framed by firm, pliant tannins, it's a wine of style and stature.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; but complex; flavours come from black fruits and licorice; from oak, but not over the top; and from tannins (ripe). The wine has considerable length and finesse, and will be long-lived. Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '07.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is extremely attractive, with an array of cassis, blackberry and mint fruit characters, the palate elegant and stylish. Instead of succumbing to the temptation of extracting every bit of character from the wine, it has been allowed to express itself in an unforced fashion.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (1991 Vintage) says
Marriage material. Tremendously well structured.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010

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