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.
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.
A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favorite 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 over 35 years.
Deep red/purple colour and a bright, blackberry bouquet, clean and superbly ripe, with bright fruit and rich flavour, tremendous fruit intensity and vivacity, and a firm, tight palate structure. The finish rolls on and on. Concentrated and powerful, yet elegantly proportioned. A lovely wine, which needs time and will handsomely reward cellaring. -Huon Hooke, 95 points
The backbone of Black Label are Wynns magnificent single vineyards on the terra rossa strip. The 2012 is classic Coonawarra cabernet, back in the admirably restrained mould of 2009. Its an excellent release, classic, fine-boned, taut and drawn, built around a fine scaffold of rigid, fine and textural tannins. Theres a core of coiled blackcurrant fruit of focused definition; elegantly medium-bodied and effortless, with fine, mineral tannins drawn from the limestone of Coonawarra. It seems the official price is edging ever higher, though the best street prices remain at the same affordable level. -Tyson Stelzer, 95 Points