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.
Deep crimson. Impressive and beautifully made wine with intense ripe blackberry, cassis aromas, herb garden notes and vanilla oak nuances. Generous and inky with fresh blackberry, elderberry fruits, fine dense plentiful tannins and superb integrated grilled nut/ new oak complexity. Finishes long and minerally with aniseed notes. A lovely rendition of the traditional Coonawarra Claret style, even though its shiraz! Bloody good; arguably the best ever. Rare 1890s and 1920s planted vines form “the backbone” of this wine. Rating: 97 Points; Andrew Caillard MW
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