Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Shiraz 2019
GOLD MEDAL ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS & 96 POINT RATED TONY LOVE WINE PILOT
- GOLD MEDAL ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW
- 96 POINT RATED TONY LOVE WINE PILOT
- 95 POINT RATED JANE FAULKNER HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 95 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD MW
Coonawarra, South Australia
|Drink now or cellar up to 2035
Pristine berry fruits dominate the nose. Initially, the reds fruits are apparent - cranberries and redcurrants but then there is darker fruit more blackcurrant.
A classic medium-bodied Shiraz palate. Crunchy dark berries with black pepper and some sweeter cinnamon notes. The 2019 has a lovely texture - fine tannin with lively acidity.
Shiraz (formerly known as ‘Hermitage’) is an important part of Coonawarra’s history. The acknowledged reputation of Coonawarra for age-worthy wines has largely centered on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blends. However the very early history (in the 1890s) centred on other varieties – particularly Shiraz.
Today Wynns is privileged to hold Shiraz vineyards on many prime locations within Coonawarra. Vines for this label are between 30 and 110 years old. Wynns ‘Black Label’ Shiraz is a superb example of Coonawarra’s cool climate style. Displaying great fruit character, this wine has rich and complex flavours of red berries, spice and chocolate with layered fruit underpinned by tightly focused tannins.
96 Point Rated - Tony Love
"There’s plenty of noise out there about “cool-climate” shiraz, yet Coonawarra is often left out of this discussion. Time for that to change, especially with this outing, taking into account that 2019 was considered an “elegant” year in the region. This shiraz is definitely a fine example of what can be, given that context. Pepper – pink and black – with crimson fruit expression, bright and expressive, tended by finessed tannins that sit neatly in the back pocket of the palate allowing flavour and spice to dwell and delight. Apart from that – it’s also really, really tasty."
95 Point Rated - Jane Faulkner Halliday Wine Companion
"Some fruit comes off the Undoolya vineyard planted in 1894. This has slipped comfortably into a seamless wine. Supple, ripe fruit, lightly spiced with cedar, licorice root and cinnamon. The palate is fuller bodied but so restrained. The tannins are absurdly fine, with length like no tomorrow."
95 Point Rated - Andrew Caillard MW
"Deep crimson. Intense pure blackberry kirsch cassis aromas with dark chocolate, roasted chestnut notes. Generous and chocolaty textured with ripe black berry, red and dark cherry fruits, fine velvety bitter-sweet tannins and underlying dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla notes. Finishes Claret-firm and inky with persistent cassis, dark berry notes. A retro-modern style evoking the Coonawarra Claret styles of yesteryear and the refinements of modern viticulture and winemaking. Based on “old vine” shiraz from the 1894-planted Undoolya Vineyard, the 1925-planted Johnston Block vines and other older blocks. A very fine vintage."
94 Point Rated – Jeni Port
94 Point Rated – Ken Gargett
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2022
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2022
Limestone Coast Wine Show 2022