Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
98 POINT JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION ICONIC WYNNS BLACK LABEL CAB SAUV
- 98 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 97 POINT RATED JANE FAULKNER HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 97 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN
- 96 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 96 POINT RATED TONY LOVE & KEN GARGETT
A nose of pure Cabernet fruit. Fresh and inviting aroma of red and black cherries. Dried mint and fresh violets add floral lift.
Our 2019 Cabernet is a perfect amalgam of freshness, balance and power that will certainly reward good cellaring. A seamless line of fruit from our terra rossa vineyards is supported by a fine tannin framework. Flavours of red cherry and plum are complimented by the secondary notes of walnuts and mixed cooking spice. Very intense yet elegant.
98 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
Coonawarra enjoyed a perfect 10 out of 10 growing season. The triumph is the alcohol, which gives the wine a freshness, a clarity and perfect length and balance. The best Black Label Cabernet made to date from Wynns’ vast viticultural resources across Coonawarra.
97 Point Rated - Jane Faulkner Halliday Wine Companion
The 64th vintage. A wine of provenance. A wine of excellence. It ages superbly, yet is flattering when young. Perfect fruit at its core, with gentle flavours of cassis, blackberries and blueberries. It has depth, length and line, thanks to the fine, detailed tannins. Classy cabernet. This is up there as one of the finest to date. Bravo.
97 Point Rated - Ray Jordan
Oh, it does the heart good to see this wine singing such a beautiful tune these days. It remains one of my favourite Aussie cabernets for so many reasons – history and quality are two, but then there is how it almost mirrors my own journey in wine from the time I first tasted one of these. In fact I have been fortunate to have participated in vertical tastings of every wine back to that seminal 1954, and they remain among my most cherished memories in Australian wine. This has a beautiful seductive cherry and red berry aroma augmenting the cassis of Coonawarra cabernet. The palate delivers high energy and brightness as it drives to an effortlessly long finish. Highly polished and elegant with a suave poise. These wines cellar for decades if you wish.
96 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
A very deep, bright, youthful purple colour leads into a superbly ripe cabernet nose, black fruits and smoky, graphite aromas with a faint suggestion of bitumen or creosote. No greener, leafy notes at all. The wine is full-bodied yet elegantly stated, with richness and intensity and terrific palate length. There's a lovely fruit-sweet core to it. It's definitely a warmer-year Coonawarra cabernet. This is a cracking Black Label.
96 Point Rated - Tony Love
96 Point Rated - Ken Hughson
94 Point Rated - Mike Bennie The Wine Front
Svelte, taut and tannin shaped, a superb wine of bold aromatics, dark berries, plum, new leather, mahogany and sage leaf characters, with flavours that echo that bouquet but dials in graphite-like minerality, a lick of malt and that swish of lacy yet firming tannin. Has a sense of darker, more brooding inkiness that some past releases, but the lift of freshness, an almost mint-and-botanical-like lick to acidity, has the wine in a-grade vitality. Totally in form. Wonderful again.
93 Point Rated – Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
It’s an approachable Black Label though its cellaring future remains assured. It’s approachable because it’s so well balanced. The weave of cedarwood-and-choc oak through blackcurrant-and-mint fruit is impeccable. The fruit is neither bright nor dull; it’s sit in that comfortable mid zone so often inhabited by the best of the more traditional wines. I sat with this wine for a few hours and the tannin, fine-grained, just kept on spreading out, tide-like. Perhaps what I loved most about this wine though was that, for all its sweet, ripe fruit, it remains true to its tobacco-and-herb varietal roots. It’s quite lovely; I’d buy it in a heart-beat.
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2022
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
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar up to 2040|