Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Wynn's Cabernet Sauvignon is a high volume, medium priced wine, sold predominantly through the major retail chains. I wonder how much of it gets cellared. How much of the 1998 Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon would still be in bottle? 1 Percent?

This is a real shame, because the wine is structured for cellaring. The 1998 bottle I drank last night was probably at its peak. This is a masculine wine because of its tannin structure, not its alcohol level. It tastes of blackberry and mulberry, and the fruit is still quite fresh. It is not an elegant wine, and the firm tannic finish is classical Cabernet Sauvignon. The big plus: this wine has character.

Score: 93/++


Mike L said...

I must be in the 1%. Mine are still in the cellar untouched.

Alontin said...

Great, you will enjoy them.