Wynns Coonwarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Description:

Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in the Coonawarra, by John Riddoch in 1896. The winery is located on the world famous strip of 'Terra Rossa' soil that produces fruit of an exceptionally high

quality, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon.

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 excellent varietal and regional character that makes it a worthy wine for medium to long-term cellaring.

The wine was first produced in 1954 and for many years has been one of Wynns' most popular releases. The 2005 release is an exemplary Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon that continues the tradition of showing the Coonawarra at its very best.

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in the Coonawarra, by John Riddoch in 1896. The winery is located on the world famous strip of 'Terra Rossa' soil that produces fruit of an exceptionally high

quality, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon.

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 excellent varietal and regional character that makes it a worthy wine for medium to long-term cellaring.

The wine was first produced in 1954 and for many years has been one of Wynns' most popular releases. The 2005 release is an exemplary Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon that continues the tradition of showing the Coonawarra at its very best.

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

Expert Reviews

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. Rating 95 - Drink 2017- 2025 - Jeremy Oliver, Austarlian Wine Annual 2008

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Deep red.

Aroma

The nose shows dark fruit aromas with chocolate and rum and raisin notes.

Palate

The palate shows intense cassis flavours with creamy oak nuances. The palate is rich and supple with layers of dark plum and marzipan-like fruit. The 2005 Wynns 'Black Label' Cabernet Sauvignon shows 'darker' fruit than the previous three vintages which showed more red fruit and mint flavours. In style, 2005 is more closely aligned with the vintages of 2001, 1999 and 1990.

Cellaring

Now to 2015

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

  • 2006 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • Cork closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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