Today Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region's pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the best and longest established vineyard sites in Coonawarra. Its wines are regarded as benchmarks for the district; lauded for both their quality and flavour.
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest date: April 2016
2016 vintage conditions: A warm season with moderate yields delivering full fruit flavours and balanced acidity. Alcohol: 13.5% Maturation: 14 months in seasoned French oak vats, hogsheads and barriques. A proportion remained in tank to retain freshness. Colour: Dark red with a bright purple hue.
Nose: Dark cherry and fragrant dusty spice, with lingering sage and thyme notes.
Palate: Intensity and iridescent brightness demand notice, a hallmark of the selected vineyards and the maturation in vats. Dark brooding blackberry, cherry, plum and thyme, meshing with savoury fine cedar notes. Soft but succulent acid and superfine tannins make this wine flow. Think smoky charcuterie board, salty cheeses, gently grilled meats, spicy smoky prawns. Versatile and satisfying. wine flow. Think smoky charcuterie board, salty cheeses, gently grilled meats, spicy smoky prawns. Versatile and satisfying.
Cellaring: enjoy on release or cellar carefully for up to 7 years