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Review: Wynns Coonawarra Estate – Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon from Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The Wine Review:

The Wynns Black Labels (the 100% Shiraz and the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon reviewed here) are typically great value and often punch higher than their asking price. Generally they are wines that can be drunk now but can perform well with a few years of age. The Cabernet Sauvignon has a recommended retail price of ~$32 per bottle but can typically found for <$30.

The 2014 vintage had a perfect extended dry and mild ripening season and thus been described as a classic Coonawarra vintage. The wine itself has a deep crimson hue, straight out of the bottle it has strong oak aroma giving a leafy, cedar tone. On the palate it’s bright and medium-bodied with fine tannins that grip all the way through. It has blackcurrant and minty flavours with a hint of vanilla. Although drinkable now, it has a spike in acidity and bitterness that indicates to me it needs a bit more time to develop and mellow out.

Like Captain America, who was stored over a long period before being found and used, this is a good value wine that rewards patience of cellaring.

Wynns 2014 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Other Infomation

Wine Name
Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage
2014

Alcohol by Volume
13.5 %

Price
$ 31.99

Country
Australia

Appellation
Coonawarra

Scorecard
's Rating
Aroma & Bouquet
6.3
Taste & Length
7.0
Value
7.0
Scores

Date Tasted: 2016/09/05

*Note our scoring scale is slightly different than other wine reviewers. In short, anything above 7.0 is considered worthy of buying, but see here for more details.

6.65
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