This is an absolutely varietal Aussie cab. There are all the typical flavors and aromas of a cab mixed in with a very slight pepperyness on the finish as is typical for an Aussie. Terroir can never be underestimated and is clearly evident in this wine. The wine has a medium finish. I paired it with a pork sausage and it went well. This is a good value wine. It will continue to show well for a good couple years. It through a ton of sediment in the glass which decanting would have solved. From a flavor point of view it really didn’t need to be decanted.
Jeremy Oliver gave it a 95, I would give it a solid 90.
From the LCBO web site:
WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005
Coonawarra, South Australia
TASTING NOTE: A fine, elegant Coonawarra cabernet whose ripe, floral perfume of cassis, blackberries, dark chocolates and cedar/vanilla oak has a faintly confiture-like aspect. Fully ripened but smooth and supple, its long, fleshy and spotlessly presented palate of vibrant small black berries, mulberries and plums knits tightly with vanilla/cedar oak. Full to medium in weight, framed by firm, pliant tannins, it’s a wine of style and stature. Score – 95. (Jeremy Oliver, www.jeremyoliver.com.au, May 2007)
84996 (D) 750 mL $24.95
Featured Oct 25th 2008
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