Wynns `The Siding` Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

This wine is named after the railway siding - a local landmark that played a defining role during Coonawarra's early settlement. Completed in 1898, 'The Siding' was responsible for transporting around 600 hogsheads of wine a year to Adelaide.

The Siding delivers varietal and regional character that is approachable on release, yet will still develop with short to medium term cellaring.

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

Expert Reviews

There is nothing to complain about in this medium-bodied cabernet: the terroir is obvious, the flavours of blackcurrant and mulberry are generous, but not over the top; oak and tannins are all part of the picture, but it's fruit first and foremost. Rating 94 - Drink by 2028, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2015)

It’s curranty and svelte with more than a lick of both dark olive and peppercorn-like flavour. Varietal, you could say. Modern too, in that the oak is slick and smooth but not heavy or over-bearing. It rollicks along, throwing perfumed violet notes along the way. Acidity is lively without being excessive. I looked at this a couple of times and hovered around the 91-92 mark throughout; given that it will regularly sell for below $20, it represents pretty good value/buying/drinking. Rating 91 - Drink by 2023, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (MAR/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark purple core with a bright plum hue.

Aroma

Engaging notes of ripe cherry and brambles, elevated by savoury lavender and spice.

Palate

The palate is youthful and alluring, with a plush texture and bright, dark berry flavours intertwining with cedar and earthy spice notes. The structure is classic Cabernet, with malleable tannins following the contours of the palate creating a seamless profile, balanced with fresh acid.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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