Wynns `Black Label` Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favorite in auction circles, the 'Black Label' Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Australia's most collectable wines.

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.

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

Expert Reviews

Very good red-purple; firm, classic blackcurrant and earth varietal character in the mainstream of Coonawarra; the palate is powerful and rich, with blackberry, mulberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours held together in a strongly structured wine; plenty of tannins, and the oak is by no means overplayed. Rating 93 - Drink by 2015 - James Halliday, 21 JULY 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Intense red with a crimson tinge.

Aroma

Aromas of berry and an abundance of violet and mint. The nose is initially subdued with dark chocolate notes emerging. Slight aeration reveals concentrated berries with hints of floral and creamy oak.

Palate

Riper fruit flavours with velvety tannins and a long palate. A full-bodied wine, which combines well-defined Cabernet fruit, a clean acidity and a silky persistent finish.

Food Matching

Ideally suited to Lamb, Cheese and Pasta.

Medals & Trophies

Australian Liquor Industry Awards 2001 - Premium Red Wine of the Year

Vintage
2000
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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