Thursday, March 29, 2012

2006 Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot (Coonawarra)

Mr Red Stripe. As a wine that can often be picked up for about $10-12, it is a fantastic value proposition in its better years. 2006 is one of those vintages.

On night 1 it was a bit stinky and reductive, but by day 2 this had blown off and the wine came together nicely. Juicy blackcurrant and plum is complemented by some nice regional mint and spice, and a hint of herbal bitterness. The oak is nicely integrated and dusty tannins frame the wine nicely. Lovely medium bodied Coonawarra drinking. It will age nicely for the next 5 years, and possibly well beyond.


ABV: 14%
Closure: Screwcap


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