Tuesday, September 7, 2010


- Coonawarra, SA
- $10-$21
- Screwcap
- 13.5%alc

Having improved dramatically over the last few years, Wynns Shiraz has now become an 'everyday drinking wine' of the highest standard. Whether your intentions are for short-medium term cellaring or immediate drinking, it's an absolute steal for as little as $10.

Opening to youthful notes of both raspberry and chocolate bullets on first sniff, the 2009 Wynns later reveals ripe scents of raspberry, choc-currant and licorice with smatterings of chocolate/vanilla/cedar oak and menthol. Medium-full and plush, its palate contains a brightly lit yet soft core of red/black berries and licorice ensconced in chocolate/vanilla oak, with its smooth oak influence becoming more pronounced as it moves down the palate alongside a fair coverage of approachable, faintly sour-edged structure.

ü+ Probably not quite the freakish bargains the last two wines were; the current Wynns Shiraz is a softer, brightly fruited Coonawarra red which is ready to enjoy now. It's still great value though. Drink to 2014.
89 points

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