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Wynns `Black Label` Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 (2 x 750mL) SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0117-2471020

Part of Sale: Iconic Fine Wines Ft. Chateau Margaux 1er Grand Cru 1983

GST: Inclusive

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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Overview

This is a perfectly balanced wine with an abundance of minty Coonawarra Cabernet fruit on a background of vanilla oak. Cool climate Cabernet berry characters dominate a rich yet subtle palate.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

First produced in 1954, and widely known as ‘Black Label’, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20 – 25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate.

A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favourite in auction circles, the ‘Black Label’ is one of Australia’s most collectable wines. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring. The average vineyard age for Wynns ‘Black Label’ is 32 years.

This is a perfectly balanced wine with an abundance of minty Coonawarra Cabernet fruit on a background of vanilla oak. Cool climate Cabernet berry characters dominate a rich yet subtle palate.

Vintage
1998
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
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
D.J - St Kilda VIC15/04/2019 1.24.40 PM AESTAU $114 11
P.T - Manly NSW13/04/2019 10.43.46 PM AESTAU $109 10
N.A - Pyrmont NSW13/04/2019 7.35.16 AM AESTAU $54 10
D.M - MACQUARIE PARK NSW10/04/2019 9.35.50 PM AESTAU $49 10
R.A - Campsie NSW10/04/2019 5.40.51 PM AESTAU $44 10
B.K - Peregian Beach QLD10/04/2019 12.23.11 PM AESTAU $39 10
M.H - Norwood SA08/04/2019 10.48.02 PM AESTAU $29 10
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