Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2005 (3 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

Description:

Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a rich and complex wine yet with enhanced softness derived from the

blending of these three classic red grape varieties.

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Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a rich and complex wine yet with enhanced softness derived from the

blending of these three classic red grape varieties.

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

Expert Reviews

Supple, sweet entry to the mouth, ranging through red and black fruits; tightens up somewhat on the finish, simply promising cellaring potential. Rated 91 points by James Halliday, Wine Companion

Winery Tasting Notes

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A core of ripe, spicy, dark berry fruit is supported by fine tannins and subtle oak influences. The depth of ripe flavours ensure this wine is immediately approachable yet possessing a proven potential to age gracefully when well cellared.

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

  • 2005 vintage
  • 3 x 750mL units
  • SA - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • Cork closure
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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