Saturday, March 13, 2010

2008 Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot – Coonawarra - $10



Wynns were one of the first wines I remember drinking, and it has been a bit of a staple in my family. In my own cellar, Wynns are the best represented winery.

I’m not sure of the RRP on this wine but I picked it up for $10 a bottle, and it has to be just about the best quality $10 red wine I can remember having. The colour of the wine is a lovely deep crimson and it smells of dark fruits, to a lesser extent red fruits, some nice oak, and a hint of smokiness. On the palate it has good structure, with some nice tannins that give the wine a really nice chewiness and grip. There’s lovely quality fruit, with some chocolate, pepper and a slightly bitter finish. Given the quality of this wine and the pedigree of Wynns wines in the cellar more generally, I’d reckon this wine has a solid 10 years ahead of it. Not bad for $10 . . .

Red

2 comments:

Chris Plummer said...

Another good sign for Coonawarra 2008s!

Red said...

Yeah absolutely. Excited about the 08 Black Label and John Riddoch releases . . .

 
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