Wine Advocate 90 points - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon shows forward black currant, cedar and clove aromas over hints of forest floor and bay leaf. Medium-bodied with good amount of muscular fruit, crisp acid, medium to firm levels of grainy tannins and a long, relatively straightforward finish. Drink it to 2020+. (Feb 2013)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Refined, showing finesse, this plays its black currant and blackberry fruit against hints of mineral and herb. The finish is wrapped in fine tannins. Best from 2015 through 2020. 1,500 cases imported. –HS
Rated #85 in Wine Spectator’s 2013 Top 100 (Jun 30 2013)
First produced in 1954, and widely known as ‘Black Label’, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20 – 25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate.
A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favourite in auction circles, the ‘Black Label’ is one of Australia’s most collectable wines. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring. The average vineyard age for Wynns ‘Black Label’ is 32 years.
|THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Today Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region’s pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the best and longest established vineyard sites in Coonawarra. Its wines are regarded as benchmarks for the district; lauded for both their quality and flavour.
THE WYNNS OF YESTERYEAR
Like many great success stories, the Wynns brand enjoyed very humble beginnings. What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vineyards in 1891 and built the estate’s iconic gabled winery. In 1951 Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn purchased Riddoch’s original vineyards and winery and renamed the property ‘Wynns Coonawarra Estate’.
The Wynns family recognised the intrinsic qualities of Coonawarra wines - their richness and intensity of fruit character - and set out to build an independent identity in the region. They created the famous label that has made John Riddoch’s winery one of Australia’s most iconic buildings.