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    324
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherry Sauce

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The Story

Shiraz (formerly known as ‘Hermitage) is an important of Coonawarra’s history. The acknowledged reputation of Coonawarra for age worthy wines has largely centred on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Shiraz blends.  However, the very early history (in the 1890s) centred on other varieties – particularly Shiraz. Today Wynns is privileged to hold Shiraz vineyards on many prime locations within Coonawarra. Furthermore, Wynns planed Shiraz through the 1990s and these now mature vineyards have steadily improved in recent years, spurring us on to create a new home for these distinctive, rich and expressive wines. 

Wynns Black Label Shiraz is a superb example of Coonawarra’s cool climate style. Displaying great fruit density and character this wine displays rich and complex flavours of red berries, spice and chocolate, layered fruit underpinned by tightly focussed tannins.

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This is the first release of this wine, though it has now been on the market for a while. There will be no 2011. 2010 is a strong, even vintage. The wine does seem to be exhibiting some oak, a slight sawdust thing. This was not so apparent last time I looked at it, almost a year ago – Wynn’s put it down to this bottle being served a little warmer than perhaps it should be. They have noticed that if the wine is a little warm, the oak tones do stand out. But it is a minor quibble and this is a lovely wine. Red fruits, quite deep. Good intensity. Lovely supple texture. A wine with depth. There are plenty of tannins here, but more than enough fruit and flavour to stand solid with them. The finish, and there is very good length, is tending more to the black fruits but offers a lovely plushness. A nicely balanced wine and as the fruit continues to soak up the oak, will look better and better. One for the future.
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Origin

Coonawarra, South Australia

Vintage Quality

Above Average

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