Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2009 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

This is a generous wine showing ripe cassis, blood plums and brambly fruits. The blend of varieties meld to produce a supple, soft palate with seamless length and multi dimensional depth. Cabernet provides dark blackberry fruit and structure, Shiraz provides fleshy plum and spice while Merlot fills out the mid-palate to create a seamless wine from start to finish. The wine's fine grained tannins are well integrated and supported by silky stylish oak.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright crimson; texture and structure are the foundations of the wine, blackberry, plum and blackcurrant the superstructure; has good length, the oak where it should be; will repay patience.

Rating: 91, Drink By: 2024 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion (30 Aug 2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Shiraz (45%), Merlot (5%).

Colour

A dark opaque hue with a vivid purple rim.

Aroma

This wine shows an inviting nose with juicy fruit aromas of bright red berries and darker cherries and plums. The generous lifted fruit aromas of spicy Coonawarra Shiraz combine with darker Cabernet fruits, while Merlot adds complexity and intrigue.

Palate

This is a generous wine showing ripe cassis, blood plums and brambly fruits. The blend of varieties meld to produce a supple, soft palate with seamless length and multi dimensional depth. Cabernet provides dark blackberry fruit and structure, Shiraz provides fleshy plum and spice while Merlot fills out the mid-palate to create a seamless wine from start to finish. The wine's fine grained tannins are well integrated and supported by silky stylish oak.

Cellaring Potential

A joy on release, this wine can be cellared in the short term for three to five years.

Vintage Conditions

Winter rains were below average and Spring was very dry, followed by healthy rainfall in December. January and February were incredibly dry with only 2.2 mm precipitation. Summer temperatures were mild and slightly above average for most of the growing season. The vineyards weathered four days of January heat unscathed as they were yet to go through veraison. A long and late harvest was conducive to excellent flavour development (the second latest vintage for the last ten years). Disease pressure was very low and fruit for the 2009 Coonawarra vintage

arrived at the winery in excellent condition.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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In 1891 the famous triple gabled winery and surrounding vineyards were built and planted by John Riddoch and called the Chateau Camoum. Riddoch’s vineyards are the core of today’s Wynns Coonawarra Estate, with his winery, essentially unchanged, forming the centrepiece of the operation.

Following John Riddoch’s death in 1901 the Coonawarra Estate languished for 50 years until 1951 when Samuel Wynn and Co, the Melbourne-based wine makers and merchants, purchased the winery and vineyards.

After much hard work, over the next 30 years Wynns gradually increased its holdings in the Coonawarra and by 1981 was the largest grower in the district with 440 hectares under vine.

Coonawarra's fame comes mostly from a freakish natural phenomenon called the terra rossa. Meaning literally 'red earth', the terra rossa is a low, cigar-shaped ridge of soil some 15 kilometres long and up to 1 kilometre wide.

Coonawarra - which is an Aboriginal word meaning 'honeysuckle' - is an isolated region 450 kilometres away from Melbourne and 380 kilometres from Adelaide. Coonawarra is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features - ideal for growing vines bearing the highest quality grapes.

Like all great wine regions of the world, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. It is South Australia's southernmost wine region, positioned just 80 kilometres from the chilly southern ocean and cold Antarctic winds. The vines are assured a long, cool ripening period that builds up the intensity of flavours slowly in the grape and ensures a balanced acidity. The resulting wines will always be among Australia's finest for their richness, intensity, flavour and longevity.

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