Wednesday, August 19, 2009


 - Coonawarra, SA
 - $19-$33
 - Screwcap
 - 14.0%alc

Few Australian reds in the $20-$30 price bracket could compete with the reliability or longevity of Wynns' hugely popular cabernet sauvignon. It's a Coonawarra classic, an Australian icon even; and its long heritage is marked by its 52nd vintage in 2007.

The 2007 Wynns surrounds its particularly dark, dense colour with a vivid magenta hue, before opening to a sinister fragrance of ripe blackcurrants, dark plum, licorice and olive, overlying dusty notes of cedar/mocha oak. Announcing itself with rather thick texture, its somewhat heavy, dark and brooding palate extends with great concentration and drive, working its ripe, but not over ripe black fruit/dark cherry flavours into a long finish of considerable length and impact. Shockingly dry, fine and powdery tannins grow in a structured fashion towards its climax, with enduring notes of black olive lasting deep into the aftertaste.

üA more traditional young Coonawarra of unrelenting intensity, this is a powerful, heavy hitting bruiser set for the longer term. Give it time. Drink 2015-2027.
93 points

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