Wynns Coonawarra V&A Lane Shiraz 2022


This particular road (or lane, if you prefer) dates back to 1851. The vines used here are not quite so ancient, but they certainly have many years behind them. The vineyard here is one which ripens earlier than most others in the region, providing freshness and spicy notes, along with the depth and complexity. For this wine, the team uses whole bunches and wild yeasts in the winemaking, as well as maturation in larger oak. An inky maroon hue, the nose offers chocolate and charcoal, blackberries and cloves. There are also traces of licorice and cold tea and a note of graphite. Good intensity throughout and a lingering finish. The wine is fresh and energetic and it concludes with very fine tannins. A ten to fifteen year proposition.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz