Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2022


Black Label is often referred to as a classic Aussie Cabernet. In part, that has to do with longevity – the 2022 release marks its 67th vintage. In part, it has to do with consistency of quality over those 67 vintages. The previous vintage in 2021 was from an outstanding year. Could the quality be followed up in ’22? It could! Black-as-night hues. Black plum, blackberry aromas dressed in dried herbs – oregano, mint, jalapeño – and chocolate. On the middle palate, this lovely combo melds and washes over the tongue. Oak tannins are marvelous, a real dichotomy, both fine and focused, but strong. A wine for the ages, unless you fancy a glass right now.