Wynns V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2021


Many will recall the days of the Wynns Claret, long consigned to the dustbin of history, but still able to revive memories through this wine. As Wynns says, those wines were made to a style rather than being about exact proportions. Today, the grapes are co-fermented with the intent of bringing about a red-fruit dominant style, a little more elegant than many. Job done! Vibrant yet opaque purple. We have earthy notes with a mix of mulberries, redcurrants and blackberries. There are also hints of chocolate, spices and coffee beans with finely integrated oak. Good balance and silky tannins, though there is some serious grip. Impressive length and, just on the finish, a tiny flick of a bitter coffee notes, which tie the wine together nicely. Drink over the next 8 to 10 years.