Wynns Coonawarra Messenger’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


A single vineyard Cabernet from a cracking vintage, this is the Wynns selection for their premium but limited bottling from this brilliant vintage. The vineyard was planted back in 1975 and has provided extraordinary fruit on so many occasions. The team note 2005, 2010 and 2015 as special examples. An opaque maroon hue, the nose is classic Coonawarra Cabernet. Chocolate, tobacco leaves, cassis, cold tea, a hint of mint, licorice, soy, beefstock and miso. This is impressive. Beautifully focused with a seductive texture and bright acidity, the wine finishes with silky tannins. It has seriously excellent length and like pretty much everything from the Wynns Day releases for this year, this wine will easily cellar, and improve, for ten to fifteen years and possibly considerably longer. A few bottles of this in your cellar, in a decade or so, will make you very happy indeed. And make you appear very wise.