Since 1952 this wine has long upheld Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s reputation as a producer of premium Coonawarra Shiraz. Typically, the Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz has aromas reminiscent of ground black pepper, mulberry and raspberry, through to blackberry at the riper end of the spectrum. Oak is used to mature and increase the wine’s complexity, without dominating its distinctive cool-climate character. A medium bodied wine with a lengthy finish that will age gracefully in the tradition of the original Wynns Hermitage.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
The bouquet is driven by red and black cherry fruit, a sprinkle of spice and some oak, but it is the medium-bodied palate that defines the wine, effortlessly conveying its range of black fruits, savoury tannins and refreshing acidity. It is, I suppose, useless to suggest cellaring long into the future, but do keep some bottles as long as you can.
Rating: 93, Drink By: 2025 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion (28 June 2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Young and vibrant red-purple hues.
Some elegant, floral notes and crushed raspberries, with an edge of spice and smoky oak. Vanilla and spice aromas support concentrated dark cherry fruit and toasty fragrant oak on the nose.
Appealing ripe, gentle tannins and soft acidity frame an elegant, cool climate styled Shiraz with attractive black
fruits. Earthy, spicy notes add complexity and length to this medium bodied Coonawarra Shiraz.
This wine can be enjoyed on release or cellared in the short term for 3 - 5 years.