Wynns V&A Lane Shiraz 2021

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V&A Lane is a well known road, long and straight (not as though there is much in Coonawarra to cause it to bend) and through the centre of the famed terra rossa soil, dividing the electorates of Victoria and Albert. The average age of the Shiraz vines here is touching the half century. The fruit from here is early ripening, for Coonawarra, and usually seen as part of the fresh and red-fruited spectrum. The colour is a bright crimson, while the nose immediately brings to mind handfuls of freshly turned earth, with milk chocolate, aniseed, bay leaves, raspberries and coffee grinds. Seamless in style, the palate moves more to black cherry notes with good oak integration, very fine tannins and impeccable balance. A fine regional Shiraz which will drink well for the next 8 to 10 years, and no doubt longer from good cellars.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz