This case contains one bottle each of the following wines:Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2015
"Deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is clean and bright with cassis-like cabernet fruit, the intense, bright flavours neatly framed within a structure of fine, firm tannins. A lovely wine, fine and elegant, medium to full-bodied and stylish."
96 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (4/9/2017)
"Very deep purple colour; the bouquet young and fresh, the fruit aromas bright and reminding of blueberry, raspberry and mulberry. A hint of dried banana on the nose is the only inkling of oak that is given. A very elegant wine, intense and balanced, finely-honed and very long. Time will reveal it to be a superb vintage. Tremendous persistence and utterly gorgeous flavours."
98 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (13/7/2017)
"Very deep, youthful red/purple colour, with a strong peppermint-accented bouquet that is also somewhat oak-pumped. The wine is full-bodied and liberally endowed with tannins but they are supple, smooth tannins. The palate is intense, powerful and persistent. The acidity is a tad prominent. It will cellar very well, but will always be a minty style of cabernet."
92 points, Huon Hooke(5/9/2017)
"In absolutely classic Odyssey style; three years in new and one-year-old French and American barriques; silky smooth black fruits, cedary oak and tannins all coalesce; the screwcap will underwrite its long future."
96 points, James Halliday (26/7/2009)
"From estate blocks planted ?87, separately picked, vinified and matured in new and used French oak before being blended. A luscious fruit-driven wine, awash with juicy cassis and redcurrant fruit, yet retains focus and elegance thanks to measured alcohol and skilled winemaking."
95 points, James Halliday (2/8/2016)
"Deep red/purple colour with a very attractive, clean and pure, fruit-driven aroma of cedar, tobacco, cassis and violets. It's medium to full-bodied and intense, with gentle tannins which are not too pervasive, and an overall impression of suberb balance. The aftertaste is elegant and balanced and more-ish. A ripping cabernet. (13% malbec)"
95 points, Huon Hooke (4/9/2017)
"Fermented in stainless steel, select parcels remaining on skins post fermentation, others pressed at dryness, each batch matured separately in French barriques (40% new) for 18 months. Very good red-purple; as vibrant and pure as the best Margaret River cabernets, cassis fruit to the fore, French oak synergistic, tannins and echoes of bay leaf/olive simply reaffirming the nigh-on perfect varietal expression."
97 points, James Halliday (1/8/207)
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.