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Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Fragrant, bright and pure, with blackcurrant, coffee and violet notes. A core of dark fruit runs through the palate, defining this as a powerful expression of ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple tannins coat the palate & frame all the elements to create a focused, elegant and classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Coonawarra - which is an Aboriginal word meaning 'honeysuckle' - is an isolated region 450 kilometres away from Melbourne and 380 kilometers from Adelaide.It is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features - ideal for growing vines bearing the highest quality grapes.

Coonawarra's fame comes mostly from a freakish natural phenomenon called the terra rossa. Meaning literally 'red earth', the terra rossa is a low, cigar-shaped ridge of soil some 15 kilometres long and up to 1 kilometre wide.

Terra rossatopsoil is rich and free draining but thin - from just 5 centimetres to 100 centimetres deep. It is one of the best soils for growing vines in Australia; ideal for creating small, well coloured berries that develop in optimal sunlight. The end result is a yield of intensely flavoured grapes that are perfectly suited for making premium wine.

Like all great wine regions of the world, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. It is South Australia's southernmost wine region, positioned just 80 kilometres from the chilly southern ocean and cold Antarctic winds.

October and November received above average rain which reduced frost pressure. The rest of the growing season from December - March was very dry, with only 25mm in late January to freshen the vines pre- veraison. High temperatures in short bursts in January necessitated careful irrigation to maintain canopy function and vine health, which was excellent in the vineyards through to harvest. Between the short hot spells the temperatures were cool to mild which created excellent flavour development.

100% Shiraz

The 2008 vintage was matured for 17 months in oak barrels - French oak: 31% new, 53% seasoned. American oak: 2% new and 14% seasoned.

Deep purple with vibrant hues with enticing dark & red fruit aromas with light spicy oak. The palate is rich and supple, with pristine flavours of blackcurrant and complex layers of minty Coonawarra Cabernet. Fine grained tannins frame the ripe and vibrant fruit characters, while creamy oak adds to the long, rich finish.

CLOSURE:    Stelvin

ALCOHOL:    14% (10.5 units of alcohol)

Per Bottle 18.95



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