Wynns Glengyle Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Each year, the team at Wynns select a single vineyard from which to make a Cabernet. 2021 was a fine vintage with low rainfall and an early harvest. In previous years with similar conditions, it is the Glengyle Vineyard, just north of V&A Lane, if you know your Coonawarra, which has been selected and so it was again. This vineyard is a small fragment of the vineyard, block 474, the original vines planted by John Riddoch on this plot although they are lost now. In 1969, it was re-planted with pre-clonal Cabernet on its own roots. Opaque maroon, the nose gives us notes of spices, tobacco leaves, blackcurrants, aniseed, mint and chocolate. Excellent focus, really good length, good acidity and silky tannins, it is seamless and with a creamy texture. It is delightfully fresh, but it is undoubtedly built for the long haul. With fine oak integration, this is already approachable, but will surely drink beautifully for the next ten to fifteen years.