Wine Spectator 90 points - Grippy tannins frame a bright beam of raspberry and spice flavors as this cuts through to a long and zippy finish. Shows appealing clarity. Best from 2016 through 2020. 2,900 cases imported.-HS
(Aug 31 2014)
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.
|THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Today Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region’s pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the best and longest established vineyard sites in Coonawarra. Its wines are regarded as benchmarks for the district; lauded for both their quality and flavour.
THE WYNNS OF YESTERYEAR
Like many great success stories, the Wynns brand enjoyed very humble beginnings. What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vineyards in 1891 and built the estate’s iconic gabled winery. In 1951 Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn purchased Riddoch’s original vineyards and winery and renamed the property ‘Wynns Coonawarra Estate’.
The Wynns family recognised the intrinsic qualities of Coonawarra wines - their richness and intensity of fruit character - and set out to build an independent identity in the region. They created the famous label that has made John Riddoch’s winery one of Australia’s most iconic buildings.