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Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon

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If you are new to the Wynns wines, and aren’t quite ready to shell-out for the top shelf offerings, then this is a great place to start. Named after a local Coonawarra landmark, it shows atypical smells of cassis, mint, crushed leaves and plums on the nose, whilst the palate is more medium-bodied and plummy fruited, with kicks of toasted cedar, a fine line of friendly tannins, poised acidity, and a bright finish with a bit of tightness. Best drunk over the next couple of years with tomatoey pasta dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: A rich vibrant colour with purple hues.

Nose: This wine shows classic Coonawarra Cabernet aromas of briary black currant and raspberry on the nose supported by fragrant oak.

Palate: The palate is filled with flavours of raspberry, red fruits, and cedary oak accentuated by a hint of mint. The wine is medium bodied with gentle tannins and finishes with a lovely, soft persistence of fruit. This is a great example of Cabernet Sauvignon with all the right varietal cues on display - mint, brambly notes and brooding darkness, but with reined in tannins making this a delicious drink, ready right now.

Cellaring: The Siding delivers varietal and regional character that is approachable on release, yet will still develop with short to medium term cellaring of up to 5 years.

Alcohol: 13.5%

expert reviews about

Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Crimson-purple colour; the perfumed bouquet has a striking lavender note, most obvious when the glass is swirled and held some distance away from your nose; the medium-bodied palate has been fashioned with great dexterity, placing the main emphasis on the blackcurrant fruit, but allowing the tannins to reassure you of the potential of the wine if you decide to cellar some. 
To 2030
95
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
92
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Elegant and supple, with a lively bouquet of cassis, raspberries and mulberries, creamy vanilla oak and a dusty, herbal note. It?s moderately long, with vibrant cassis, blackberry and dark plum flavours knit with cedary oak and crunchy tannins, finishing with a fresh, but slightly edgy acidity.
2013-2016+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
88
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A bright and approachable little cabernet that offers a composed, fresh red-berry and cassis nose, some herbal, minty elements, as well as hints of olive and chocolate. The palate's fine tannins carry red-fruit flavours, with vanillin oak spice, elegant and even, juicy to the end. A tidy result here.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
92
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Wynns' entry cabernet is an honest representation of both variety and region, making for great value in this frequently-discounted territory. A well-constructed commercial style with medium-term potential.
WINE100 2012
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Approachable Coonawarra cabernet - dig in! Elegant and bright, with vibrant redcurrant fruit, tangy acidity and finely structured tannins. Oak is subtle and supportive and the tannin structure is nicely balanced.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright colour and pure fruited with cassis, a light seasoning of oak, a small dollop of eucalypt, and ample, fleshy and perfumed fruit on the palate; fine, fragrant, polished and poised, the underlying power of the supple fruit will see a long life ahead.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94

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