First produced in 1954, and widely known as Black Label, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20-25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate. A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favourite in auction circles, the Black Label is one of Australia’s most collectable wines and Australia’s benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring, with the average vineyard age for Wynns Black Label over 35 years.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Another wine from Wynns and the '12 vintage that shows a significant change in winemaking direction, with the alcohol of 13.5%. While the Woodley Treasure Chest wines were basically shiraz, none wholly cabernet sauvignon, this wine has a structure those wines had in their early maturity. What is most interesting here is the early development on the palate of savoury flavours and firm tannins, yet allowing the fruit to maintain its line through to the all-important finish, where balance is not in question.
Rating 96 - James Halliday - Wine Companion - 28JUL14
Winery Tasting Notes
A densely coloured wine with a vivid purple hue.
A diverse array of blackberry, dark cherry and black olive, further complexed by notes of liquorice, violets
and tobacco. Classy oak contributes cigarbox nuances.
The rich dark palate is filled with blackberry and black olive. Classic supple, powdery tannins and balanced
acidity, frame the dense core of fruit creating a beautifully balanced wine. Refined French oak supports the pristine fruit ensuring the wine finishes with poise, balance and seamless length.
Depending on personal taste, this wine will reward careful cellaring for 5-15 years.