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Wynns Coonawarra Estate `Michael` Hermitage 1991 (1x 750ml), Coonawarra, SA

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0109-2476842

Part of Sale: Iconic Australian Brands Feat. Penfolds Classics

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Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

The bright purple-red colour leads on to a fragrant, scented bouquet with voluptuous sweet berry fruit and balanced oak. The palate is very complex and stylish with red berry/cassis/raspberry fruit flavours with hints of spice in the background. Will be approachable earlier than the 1990, but still needs great patience to allow it to show its best. - James Halliday

Winery Tasting Notes

This Wynns Coonawarra Icon is an extremely rich, complex wine in the traditional Michael Shiraz mould. The spicy Shiraz fruit flavours are superbly integrated with coffee bean and coconut like American oak characters Long term cellaring will bring out its best.

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SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
T.S - Mascot NSW10/12/2019 6.37.32 PM AEDTAU $94 11
M.K - BADGER CREEK VIC10/12/2019 6.33.24 PM AEDTAU $89 10
H.D - Fairfield NSW10/12/2019 1.23.17 PM AEDTAU $79 10
D.J - St Kilda VIC10/12/2019 8.44.50 AM AEDTAU $74 10
j.d - Morwell VIC10/12/2019 7.40.45 AM AEDTAU $69 10
S.B - Woodforde SA07/12/2019 12.58.00 PM AEDTAU $59 10
J.B - Auldana SA07/12/2019 12.39.43 PM AEDTAU $54 10
N.F - Novar Gardens SA06/12/2019 12.43.35 AM AEDTAU $44 10
y.z - hawthorn east VIC05/12/2019 12.02.17 PM AEDTAU $34 10
E.T - NEWPORT NSW04/12/2019 11.24.43 PM AEDTAU $24 10
C.B - Glenorie NSW04/12/2019 9.58.14 PM AEDTAU $19 10
S.A - BEVERLEY SA04/12/2019 5.35.09 PM AEDTAU $9 10
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