Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
- 97 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 97 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
- 96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 96 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD
- 95 POINT RATED JEREMY OLIVER
Nose of Dark cherry and lavender imbued with underlying dried mint. The 2018 Black Label Cabernet is a combination of dark fruit and finesse. Initially the palate is soft and round, but a fine tannin framework provides structure and length on the palate. A beautifully balanced, medium- weight Cabernet with all the hallmarks of this 20heritage label. Pristine varietal cabernet fruit balanced for guaranteed cell
97 Point Rated - Ray Jordan The West Australian
97 Point Rated & Top Ranked Cab Sauv - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"The colour is very deep, concentrated red/purple and the bouquet is a deep, brooding mix of blackberry violets, blueberry and blackcurrant. Perfect fruit ripeness. Oak is very background, and the palate is full-bodied and beautifully-structured, with the right amount of firmness in the tannins which run the full length of the palate and leave the finish cleansing and dry, the aftertaste refreshing and moreish. A superb wine and a classic of both variety and region. (The 63rd vintage of this wine)"
96 Point Rated & Special Value Buy - James Halliday Wine Companion
"One sip, you're in. Another seductive Black Label - its 63rd vintage - and it's a wow. Excellent vintage conditions have no doubt helped, but this Australian icon doesn't need a lot of assistance outside its trio of long-time 'curators': Sue Hodder, Allen Jenkins and Sarah Pidgeon. Masses of blackberry fruits, a touch of black olive savouriness, stewed rhubarb, violets. Casts a wide net across the palate with sustained black fruits and spice, but also notes of coffee grounds, bay leaf and vanilla. Oak enhances, yet keeps itself in the background."
96 Point Rated - Andrew Caillard MW
"Medium deep crimson. Classical cassis cedar aromas with roasted hazelnut, herb-garden, espresso coffee notes. Supple, elegant and minerally with gentle pure blackcurrant fruits, underlying cedar, dried herbs, vanilla roasted chestnut oak, superb mid-palate inkiness and vigorous fine grainy tannins. In some ways understated and sotto voce but lovely clarity and composure. A very age-worthy style yet with immediate appeal"
95 Point Rated - Jeremy Oliver
"A pristine, stylish Coonawarra cabernet of medium to fullish weight. Scented with violets, cassis, mulberries, dark plums and fresh cedar/chocolate oak, it’s long, elegant and firmish, with a wonderful drive of sumptuous flavour tightly wound around a finely balanced, gravelly spine. Underpinned by a suggestion of mint, it’s just beginning to reveal some of the complexity it will certainly deliver over the very log term"
93 Point Rated - Tyson Stelzer
"A legendary staple of every Australian cellar, the 63rd vintage of Wynns' beloved 'black label' contrasts the blackcurrant density of a warm summer with the fine-boned tannins and bright acid tension of long, slow autumn ripening. It's framed eloquently in French oak (21% new). Another classic for the long-term"
Wynns Black Label Cabernet is a true icon of Australian wine. First produced in 1954, it has a reputation for ageing gracefully and displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top quality 20 to 25 per cent of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit grown in our terra rossa vineyards. A wine of style and stature - and a perennial favourite in auction circles - ‘Black Label’ is one of Australia’s most collectable wines and Australia’s benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon. It consistently delivers potential for medium to long-term cellaring.
Coonawarra, South Australia
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