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2012 Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Black LabelCabernet Sauvignon from Australia

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"First produced in 1954, and widely known as Black Label, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional...

  • 96 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
  • 95 Tyson Stelzer - Tysonstelzer.com
  • 94+ Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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96

"Another wine from Wynns and the '12 vintage that shows a significant change in winemaking direction, with the alcohol of 13.5%. While the Woodley Treasure Chest wines were basically shiraz, none wholly cabernet sauvignon, this wine has a structure those wines had in their early maturity. What is most interesting here is the early development on the palate of savoury flavours and firm tannins, yet allowing the fruit to maintain its line through to the all-important finish, where balance is not in question." Drink by 2032, reviewed 4/13/14

95 Tyson Stelzer - Tysonstelzer.com

"The backbone of Black Label are Wynns’ magnificent single vineyards on the terra rossa strip. The 2012 is classic Coonawarra cabernet, back in the admirably restrained mould of 2009. It’s an excellent release, classic, fine-boned, taut and drawn, built around a fine scaffold of rigid, fine and textural tannins. There’s a core of coiled blackcurrant fruit of focused definition; elegantly medium-bodied and effortless, with fine, mineral tannins drawn from the limestone of Coonawarra. It seems the official price is edging ever higher, though the best street prices remain at the same affordable level."

94+ Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

"Redcurrant and blackcurrant, almost raspberry accented, whiff of aniseed perfume, light mocha oak and a little tobacco. Medium bodied only – lithe and light – firm pull of open weave fine grained tannin and a crunchy fresh finish. Thickens up as it takes the air but at no stage does it become heavy. All just so. Great release, and as they say in the classics, has years up it." Reviewed May 2014, Drink 2015-2032+

90 Wine Spectator

"Grippy tannins frame a bright beam of raspberry and spice flavors as this cuts through to a long and zippy finish. Shows appealing clarity. Best from 2016 through 2020. 2,900 cases imported." –HS

Product Description:

"First produced in 1954, and widely known as Black Label, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has established a reputation for displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top 20-25% of Cabernet fruit available from Wynns Coonawarra Estate. A wine of style and stature, and a perennial favourite in auction circles, the Black Label is one of Australia’s most collectable wines and Australia’s benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring, with the average vineyard age for Wynns Black Label over 35 years." Winery Notes

"The rich dark palate is filled with blackberry and black olive. Classic supple, powdery tannins and balanced acidity, frame the dense core of fruit creating a beautifully balanced wine. Refined French oak supports the pristine fruit ensuring the wine finishes with poise, balance and seamless length. " Winery Tasting Notes

Product Detail

Item # 87020
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region South Australia
Ratings

96 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

95 - Tyson Stelzer - Tysonstelzer.com

94+ - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box