Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2011 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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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.

SA - Coonawarra
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Cabernet Blends
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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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