The first Wynns red blend (then labelled Cabernet – Hermitage) was produced in 1969, giving Wynns a long history with this traditional Australian style. Blending these three classic red varietals creates a versatile wine suited to many occasions. Soft fruit and judicious oak handling have created a wine perfect for current drinking or short term cellaring. The 2011 Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a balanced and approachable wine, providing a true reflection of its regionality.
The first Wynns red blend (a Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz or "Hermitage as Shiraz was referred to then) was produced in 1969 making this "Red Stripe" red blend the 41st vintage.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright, vibrant purples, with vivid purple hue.
An elegant combination of black and red fruits with hints of choc mint, that are the hallmark of the Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot blend. Black olive and black currents dominate the nose, but are subtlety supported by raspberry, rhubarb and well integrated oak.
The palate is filled with vibrant black olive and choc mint Cabernet notes, and subtle Shiraz and Merlot notes of red liquorice and blood plums. Well integrated oak tannins add elegant structure and complexity. Resulting in a bright, well balanced wine, which is very versatile and suits many different foods.
A joy on release, this wine can be cellared in the short term for three to five years.