Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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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.
Very deep purple colour; the bouquet young and fresh, the fruit aromas bright and reminding of blueberry, raspberry and mulberry. A hint of dried banana on the nose is the only inkling of oak that is given. A very elegant wine, intense and balanced, finely-honed and very long. Time will reveal it to be a superb vintage. Tremendous persistence and utterly gorgeous flavours. Drink 2017 to 2043; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 98 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
A superb expression of medium to full-bodied Coonawarra cabernet whose pristine, mouthfilling flavours of cassis, mulberries and dark plums are deftly enhanced by fresh cedary oak and backed by hint of mineral and dried herbs. From its floral perfume to its exceptionally long and seamless finish, it’s artfully balanced and stylish, building in richness and texture. A long-term regional classic. Drink: to 2035-2045; Rating: 96 Points; Jeremy Oliver; On Wine
Selected from the upper branches of Wynn's Coonawarra Estate's immense tree of cabernet, benefiting from all the investment made in reviving and/or replanting parts of lesser-performing plots. This is a top class Black Label, fully deserving this price. It is plush and pliant, varietal character oozing from its blackcurrant fruit, balanced tannins and oak. Drink By: 2045; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Sep 2017; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Even tempered, reliable, structured, cellar-worthy. All that and more. Superb release. Unruffled pedigree here. Understated cabernet that thumbs its nose at the universe saying ‘Coonawarra has a righteous place amongst the stars’. It’s a purring flow of knitted tannins woven firm over succulent, dark berried, fine garrigue, graphite-edged fruit character. Tight, just medium weighted, exceptionally long, controlled and ultra fine in its finish. It’s not for now so much as a generation from now, but there’s a greedy pleasure in early approach and admiring what’s in your glass. Excellent wine. Tasted : Jun17; Alcohol : 13.8%; Price : $45; Closure : Screwcap; Drink : 2017 - 2035+; Rated : 95+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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