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.
|98 points||Andrew Caillard MW|
|95 points||Huon Hooke|
|93 points||Mike Bennie|
|Gold||2018 Perth Royal Wine Show|
|Gold||2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show|
|Silver||2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show|
|Silver||2018 International Wine Spirit Competition|
|Silver||2018 Adelaide Wine Show|
"This is sumptuous, savoury cabernet at a ridiculous price. The tannins are pristine and tight of grain; the aciditiy fresh and juicy; the oak embellishing rather than smothering; the fruit, an effortless flow of currant, leaf, mint, bitter chocolate and a punctuation of bay leaf and a herbal potpourri, staining the long finish."
"Deep, ripe cabernet aromas, blackberry and cedar, with a subtle but noticeable kiss of oak, and no green elements. The wine is very elegant and balanced, intense and soft textured, ripe and harmonious. The body is only medium to full, the tannins velvet smooth. A superb example of the Wynns style. (The 61st vintage of the 'black label')"
"Medium deep crimson. Beautiful blackcurrant, black plum aromas with violet, dark cherry aromas and underlying toasty oak nuances. Superb cassis, black plum flavours, inky textures fine long graphite tannins, vanilla oak complexity and vinosity. Finishes chalky firm and minerally with lovely fruit sweetness. This is a brilliant black label with all the hallmarks of a great vintage and reflecting the Coonawarra terroir at its best. 13.8% Alc"
Blackberry, dark cherry and black olive notes are further complexed by liquorice, violets and tobacco. Classy oak contributes cigarbox nuances.
The rich dark palate is filled with blackberry and black olive. Classic supple, powdery tannins and balanced acidity frame the dense core of fruit creating a beautifully balanced wine. Refined French oak supports the pristine fruit ensuring the wine finishes with poise, balance and seamless length.
Coonawarra, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, is a flat, isolated region almost mid-point between Adelaide and Melbourne. The area enjoys a cool maritime climate - similar to that of Bordeaux - and is renowned for its unique terra rossa soil. Rich, rust coloured soils… crimson sunburnt faces… magenta sunsets: this is red wine country! While Coonawarra is famous for its rich, minty Cabernet, the area also produces Shiraz and Merlot and surprisingly good Chardonnay and Riesling.
Even and long ripening, with low rainfall and moderate yields delivering full fruit flavours and balanced acidity.
Sue Hodder is one of Australia’s best-known winemakers and this year celebrates her 27th vintage with Wynns – making wine from wonderful, expressive fruit grown in the heart of the terra rossa. Sue commenced her career as a viticulturist and believes her early viticultural training – assessing vines, analysing mature fruit and tasting the finished wine – gave her an invaluable insight into the importance of the vineyard in quality winemaking.
Sue brings valuable experience with vintages in other noted wine regions around the world and has judged extensively in Regional, National and International wine shows. She is the recipient of many accolades including GT Wines ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2010 (with viticulturist Allen Jenkins); and most recently ‘Winemaker of the Year’ (with Sarah Pidgeon) at the 2016 ASVO awards.
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