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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

I genuinely like seeing the Wynns Black Label roll into my tastings, a great yardstick, a wine that seems to have hit a golden patch, a wonderfully serious wine. The 2016 harvest has some enthusiasm about it for Coonawarra spotters.

It’s a shapely, structured wine of fine tannin, lithe but flavoursome fruit character, exceptional length and a general ambience of sophistication. It’s perhaps not as taut as some releases have been of late, but there is a svelte feel and the wine offers depth and satisfying concentration. Tannins start tight and spread in a fan, there’s lively acidity playing underneath keeping things fresh. Each sip reveals a bit more, until critical mass, and then you get the gist that this wine has a little extra heft, spice of mocha oak and perky, tight-skinned, dark berry fruit flavours come to the fore. It’s wonderful drinking, perhaps earlier drinking too.

Tasted : JUN18
Alcohol : 13.8%
Price : $44.99
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2030+
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