Wynns Shiraz (formerly known as ‘Hermitage’) is an important part of Coonawarra’s history. The acknowledged reputation of Coonawarra for age-worthy wines has largely centered on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blends. However the very early history (in the 1890s) centred on other varieties – particularly Shiraz.
Today Wynns is privileged to hold Shiraz vineyards on many prime locations within Coonawarra. Vines for this label are between 30 and 110 years old. Wynns ‘Black Label’ Shiraz is a superb example of Coonawarra’s cool climate style. Displaying great fruit character, this wine has rich and complex flavours of red berries, spice and chocolate with layered fruit underpinned by tightly focused tannins.
Excellent depth to the colour heralds a wine replete with an abundance of purple and black fruits seamlessly woven together on the medium to full-bodied palate; oak and tannins provide the framework for a wine with a very long life ahead. Drink To: 2048; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2015; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Wynns' top-end reds include this outstanding vintage of Black Label Shiraz. A relative newcomer to Wynns' line-up, Black Label is the shiraz equivalent, in price and quality, to the legendary Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, made continuously since 1954. The 2013 vintage displays Coonawarra's distinctive strength with elegance – where intense fruit and strong tannins meld seamlessly in a wine of great finesse. Our bottle drank well and evolved without degradation for four days after opening, suggesting a long cellaring life. Rating: 96 Points; Wine of the Week; Chris Shanahan; Fairfax Wine
Deep, inky Shiraz with impressive fruit density and sweetness. Dark berry, plum and chocolate/mocha flavours with a suggestion of floral characters (violet?). Elegant wine with energy. Surprisingly easy to drink now, but with obvious cellaring potential. Drink To: 2024; Price: $NZ49.99; Rating: 95 Points; Bob Campbell MW; Real Review
Polished and measured, with a heady, floral and spicy bouquet whose translucently clear aromas of blackberries, dark plums and cassis are backed by chocolatey, cedar oak-derived nuances. It's fine and elegant, with a vibrant core of cassis, mulberries, blackberries and dark plums moving smooth and supple towards a long and finely balanced finish. Drink To: 2025-2033; Rating: 94 Points; Jeremy Oliver; Australian Wine Annual
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