Since 1952 this wine has long upheld Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s reputation as a producer of premium Coonawarra Shiraz. Typically, the Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz has aromas reminiscent of ground black pepper, mulberry and raspberry, through to blackberry at the riper end of the spectrum. Oak is used to mature and increase the wine’s complexity, without dominating its distinctive cool-climate character. A medium bodied wine with a lengthy finish that will age gracefully in the tradition of the original Wynns Hermitage.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
A staple, in food terms, is something routinely consumed as part of a diet or intake. These things of course vary from place to place, and change according to cultural backgrounds. Repertoire is also something to consider, but deviates a little from staple in that repertoires can be narrow or expand, and might contain staples that aren’t necessarily as essential but do form a basis of consumption. Anyway, Wynns Shiraz from 2013.
It’s a great release. One of the best I have seen in years. Even, medium-bodied, driving with firm, dark fruit, cuddled by subtle but nougat rich oak, a dimension of spice and a tug of tannins dragging the wine long and slender. Perfume is of ripe fruit dampened with musty cedar and a touch of earthiness. Not complex, but lots of structure, and a pleasing, ready-to-drink trim feel. Refreshing, lightly salty, tangy finish. Classy classic.
Rating 93 + Drink to 2029, Mike Bennie, Wine Front (NOV/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark purple to a bright violet hue.
The nose is dark and concentrated with aromas of black fruits and spice. Dark cherries and blackberries are elevated with nutmeg, pepper and subtle violet florals.
The palate is deep and lush offering concentrated dark cherry and mulberry, peppered with elegant cedar and spice. The tannins are foirm and precise complementing the fruit through the mid palate, leaving the finish to be drawn out with hints of bay leaf and rhubarb.