Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The first Coonawarra vineyards were established by John Riddoch in the 1890s, it was not until acquisition by Samuel Wynn & Co in 1951 however that they began to earn fame as a superior source of world class Cabernet Sauvignon. Wynns remain the largest landholders in Coonawarra, conspicuously claiming best Cabernet award on three occasions at the prestigious London International. Few Australian wines can lay claim to such a consistency of quality through decades of the most memorable vintages.
Wynns was the first winery to be established in Coonawarra, by the region's patriarch John Riddoch in 1896. The wineworks are located on the world famous strip of Terra rossa soil that produces fruit of exceptional high quality, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. A dry, warm winter promoted good bud burst followed by a spring with limited frost concerns, which meant overall vine health was excellent. January was hot and dry, tempered by a cool February that steadied ripening. Warm weather at harvest ensured full flavour development. Harvest was over by 19 April. The completed wine spent sixteen months in a combination of new and one to two years old French and American oak barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
Intense red with vibrant hues. An enticing amalgam of dark and red fruits, varietal blackberry and olives with a hint of mint and elegant oak complexity. Rich and lush with pristine flavours of blackcurrant, layers of minty Coonawarra Cabernet characters framed by slightly firm, fine grained tannins. Length and depth on the finish.