Wynns V & A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2016

James Halliday 95 Points!

Australia, SA, Coonawarra
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Shiraz Blend  #Wynns  #South Australia  #Coonawarra  


James Halliday 95 Points!

"A superlative example of this archetypal Australian blend, with the blue-fruited pulp and violet aromatics of the shiraz, melding effortlessly with a blackcurrant-herbal astringency of the cabernet. Olive, sage and bracken, too. The structural carapace is fascinating: a pepper twine of acidity and firmer, more stolid tannins. As juicy and exuberant as it is stiff-upper lipped. Long and compelling."

James Halliday Wine Companion

"It has the sturdiness of cabernet and the flesh of shiraz, though the former holds sway. There’s a touch of the regal about this. Blackcurrant and gravel, gum leaf and plum, with cedarwood and smoky/clovey notes drifting through. Tannin curls appreciably through the back half of the wine but the brakes are never pressed hard. It all feels pretty swish, in an elegant way. It’s a monty for the cellar."

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, 94 Points, October 2018

"The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from V&A Lane have been important contributors to Wynns’ top wines for many years. However this area is also gaining a reputation for a great Shiraz and a marriage of the two varieties is a part of Wynns history, going back to its earliest blends.

Co-fermentation of the two varieties creates a rich and textured style, with unique tannin structure. Targeting a long skin soak takes the naturally rich fruit into savoury and complex territory. Dark brambly fruits are layered with smoky black tea fragrances and black spices. Velvety tannin creates depth and is defined by crisp acidity and beautiful line, leaving the palate full and long with a smoky gravelly finish."