Deep red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is well-composed and harmonised, with subtle spice, savoury nuances uppermost, full-body and good density. A hint of raspberry. Rich and fleshy, a bigger style for modern-day Wynns. Lovely balance and elegance, long finish, with masses of supple, fine-grained tannins. Great now but will cellar long-term.
96 points, The Real Review (May 2019)
Luscious, dense, brooding wine but with building pucker of a fine web of tannins and sense of freshness as the last earthy chomps ebb away. Tannin superb, actually. Rich bouquet, cassis and maraschino leading clove, pepper and cedar, with stone fruits and plum in the mix too. Saturates the palate, delivers a bold shiraz with exceptional balance and flavour. Good, good wine.
95 points, The Wine Front (May 2019)
"Deep crimson. Intense blackberry pastille, violet aromas with underlying bramble, spicy notes. Richly concentrated wine with deep set inky, blackberry, blackcurrant fruits, persistent fine loose knit chocolaty, ground coffee textures and underlying savoury vanilla cedar nuances. Finishes graphite firm with long fine chocolaty plume. Generous and supple with lovely density, richness and vigour. Should develop extremely well, Keep and cellar."
97 points, October 2019 Release
"This has a very fine, fresh red-plum and mulberry nose with a cedary and leafy edge. The palate has fine but firm tannins, set in an elegant shape. It carries effortlessly long and holds impressive focus."
94 points, jamessuckling.com (June 2019)
CoonawarraThe first vines were planted in Coonawarra by John Riddoch in 1890, however it was not until the renewed interest in table wine production in the 1950's that Coonawarra was brought into the limelight. Located almost 380 km southeast of Adelaide, Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Its weathered limestone terra rossa soils, avaibility of water and relatively cool maritime climate make it a unique viticultural region. Extremely flat and unprotected, Coonawarra is exposed both to the swinging influences of the cool Great Southern Ocean and hot, dry northerly winds. Spring frosts also pose a major threat with the potential to wipe out entire crops. Mechanical harvesting is widely employed in the region although smaller producers prefer to tend their vines by hand. Coonawarra is best known for classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon, although in good years, Shiraz from the region is also very compelling.