Wynns Coonawarra V & A Shiraz 2009
A pure Shiraz wine drawn from vines planted to historical grounds at the heart of Coonawarra. The sites date back to John Riddoch's original development of the district. The vineyards along V & A Lane are amongst Wynns most prized viticultural assets. The precious fruit from Wynns V & A Lane blocks exhibit a signature density and richness, the defining characteristics of this location along the cigar shaped Terra Rossa strip. The exceptional quality of fruit derived from this superior terroir moved the Wynns winemaking team to isolate and vinify the parcels into a single bottling. Bright colour; lavish levels of toasty oak have been applies to concentrated black fruits; the palate is young, raw and tannic, needing time to fully integrate; a powerful wine in every respect. 94 Points; James Halliday This is a selection of more powerful shiraz from vineyards along the east-west running V and A Lane. Here we see the benefit of the new small-batch winery, says Pidgeon. It enabled progressive harvesting and fermentation of fruit and consequent maturation in a range of different types of oak barrels. This gave the winemakers greater blending options. The wine’s dense, crimson-rimmed colour points to its power and ripeness – a deeper, denser more brooding wine than the white label shiraz. It still has vibrancy and freshness, but spicy oak flavours and tannins weave through the fruit. But despite its greater dimension, the wine retains signature Coonawarra elegance. Chris Shanahan
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$44.99|
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