Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The 54th release, first produced in 1954 and widely known as Black Label, Wynns Coonawarra is Australia's favourite Cabernet, having established a solid reputation for consistency and style. The redoubtable Black Label is produced from only the top tier of estate grown fruit, only one out of every five grapes make the final cut. A wine of style and stature, a perennial favourite at auction circles, Black Label is one of Australia's most collectable wines. It offers oustanding early drinking with superb potential for cellaring.
Vinified at the first wineworks to be established in Coonawarra. What is now Wynns Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer and Coonawarra founder John Riddoch. He planted vineyards in 1891 and completed the estate's distinctive three gabled winery. In 1951 Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn purchased Riddoch's original vineyards and winery, relaunching the operations as Wynns Coonawarra Estate. The historic lineage of Wynns Black Label Cabernet are regarded as benchmarks for the district, lauded for their consistent quality and depth of flavour. Following vinification, Black Label is matured fifteen months in a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
Dark rich red colour. A fragrant nose with blackberry, briars and hints of cigarbox spice. A good concentration of ripe, dark berry fruit swathed in serious tannins, backed by classy toasty oak adding complexity. A savoury and succulent wine with pleasing velvety textures adding depth and length on the finish, suggesting a healthy future if cellared. Black Label is notable for it's synergies of power with finesse, solid tannins are matched by silky textures.