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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Messenger Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Messenger Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
The dry grown, 1985 planted Messenger vineyard at the southern end of Coonawarra’s terra rossa strip performs well in warmer seasons, and this is the second time it’s flown solo at Wynns. An exciting and long-lived release, this is a juxtaposition of glossy, warm succulence and high-tensile structure. Lifted violet aromatics are a prelude to a dense black fruit core of blackcurrant, liquorice, coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate and mint. It’s framed in fine, firm, beautifully drawn tannins and lively, vibrant acidity, promising great longevity.
Wine Taste Edition 126 2013
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A powerful wine, with considerable depth and structure; blackcurrant fruit with good tannin and oak management. Trophy Limestone Coast Wine Show '07.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
From 20-year-old vines at the southern end of the cigar, this is the first time it's been bottled as a single release. Custard spices and sweet oak overlay across juicy elegant berries; cedary, regal and medoc-like. The palate holds deceptive power, really fine, elegant and linear, terrific shape, fine dense tannins that carry long and deep, crisp acidity and a musky upbeat finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Wynns winemaker Sue Hodder points out that some of the estate's vineyards are among the most important cabernet vineyards in the country, and deserve to be given recognition.' Messenger is a dry-grown vineyard at the southern end of the region. 2005 RELEASE Pure, floral, silken cabernet. Just a beautifully balanced wine. Lengthy, flavoursome, fine-grained tannins ripple through the finish. This is not a big, plush, heavy flavoured wine, but it feels lovely in your mouth, and lingers on for a good long while after you've swallowed - the sign of red wine excellence, DRINK 2012-2023.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
94
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Showing finesse in its appealing floral with black berry and dried herb cranberry while lower alcohol is giving a different tannin extraction with finer tannins that are very soft on entry with a pleasant easy going manner and plush middle palate with great depth and length and a fine drying tannin finish which is fine and low in oak.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
93
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard Cabernet is a significant step up from the standard black label with great intensity of fruit and focus.

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