Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate Messenger Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


One of the picks of the 2021 vintage releases, Messenger comes from The Messenger vineyard located at the southern end of Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa strip. Each year, Wynns winemakers choose a premium parcel of fruit from a single vineyard to release separately. The Messenger vineyard got the nod in 2005, 2010, 2015 and in 2021 which shows it particularly likes the warmer seasons. This wine has real presence, not to mention, class. Opens with a Coonawarra calling card of scents, black cherry, black plum, violet florals, bay leaf, briar and Aussie bush. Tannins are well managed on a palate built to showcase some extraordinary fruit. The Wynns team has worked hard refining oak in recent years and you can see, actually, taste, the results of their labour. While oak is an understated presence it provides a sense of authority and enduring age-ability for the Cabernet.