Wynns Coonawarra Old Vines Shiraz 2022


The annual Wynns Day release, the 5th June this year, is always one of the most anticipated days on the Aussie wine calendar, and not for the first time, the prize for the best value goes to this Shiraz (okay, a dead heat with the Black Label Cab). People often forget that Coonawarra’s original reputation was built on cracking Shiraz, before Cabernet muscled in and took over. Fruit included in this wine comes from vines planted as far back as the mid/late 1890s. This is brilliant value and a stonkingly good wine. Black/maroon in colour, this offers a simply gorgeous nose. Intense, plush, balanced and a bit thrilling. Notes of chocolate, violets, mocha, bergamot, cold tea, dry herbs and a little cassis. Wonderful stuff. We also see some coffee grind flavours emerging on the palate with fine, if slightly furry tannins. The wine shows good concentration for the entire length and it is a wine of serious length. Will easily handle ten to twenty years in a good cellar. Love it.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz