Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 (3 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

Description:

First produced in 1954, and widely known as ‘Black Label’, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20 – 25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate.

A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favourite in auction circles, the ‘Black Label’ is one of Australia’s most collectable wines. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring. The average vineyard age for Wynns ‘Black Label’ is 32 years.

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Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 (3 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

Lot No: 0002-2450366 Quantity: 1
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First produced in 1954, and widely known as ‘Black Label’, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20 – 25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate.

A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favourite in auction circles, the ‘Black Label’ is one of Australia’s most collectable wines. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring. The average vineyard age for Wynns ‘Black Label’ is 32 years.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium to full red-purple; there is a classic mix of cassis, olive/herb and earth on the strong bouquet, with just a hint of oak. The palate is complex, with strong varietal character (olive and cassis) and exhibiting quite pronounced tannins which build on the second half of the palate. Gentle oak throughout.

Rating 91 - Drink to 2015 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/1998)

Winery Profile

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In 1891 the famous triple gabled winery and surrounding vineyards were built and planted by John Riddoch and called the Chateau Camoum. Riddoch’s vineyards are the core of today’s Wynns Coonawarra Estate, with his winery, essentially unchanged, forming the centrepiece of the operation.

Following John Riddoch’s death in 1901 the Coonawarra Estate languished for 50 years until 1951 when Samuel Wynn and Co, the Melbourne-based wine makers and merchants, purchased the winery and vineyards.

After much hard work, over the next 30 years Wynns gradually increased its holdings in the Coonawarra and by 1981 was the largest grower in the district with 440 hectares under vine.

Coonawarra's fame comes mostly from a freakish natural phenomenon called the terra rossa. Meaning literally 'red earth', the terra rossa is a low, cigar-shaped ridge of soil some 15 kilometres long and up to 1 kilometre wide.

Coonawarra - which is an Aboriginal word meaning 'honeysuckle' - is an isolated region 450 kilometres away from Melbourne and 380 kilometres from Adelaide. Coonawarra is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features - ideal for growing vines bearing the highest quality grapes.

Like all great wine regions of the world, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. It is South Australia's southernmost wine region, positioned just 80 kilometres from the chilly southern ocean and cold Antarctic winds. The vines are assured a long, cool ripening period that builds up the intensity of flavours slowly in the grape and ensures a balanced acidity. The resulting wines will always be among Australia's finest for their richness, intensity, flavour and longevity.

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Other Information

  • 1995 vintage
  • 3 x 750mL units
  • SA - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • Cork closure
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