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Wynns Coonawarra Estate,Johnsons Block Shiraz Cabernet

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Region: Coonawarra
Vintage: 2004
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 70% Shiraz 40% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Screwcap Saranex

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Johnson's Block is a dry grown vineyard in the heart of the terra rossa. The first vines were planted there in 1925. The 2004 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Johnson's Block Shiraz Cabernet is a tribute to Johnson' vineyard and the excellent fruit that is produces. The wine is a traditional style, with red fruits and black pepper, framed by fine tannins. This wine was matured for 15 months in a combination of new French and one-year-old American oak. Deep purple with crimson highights. The wine shows a very lifted nose with aromas of raspberry seeds, red fruit and violets. Cherry and raspberry fruit flavours flood across the creamy oak palate. Rounded tannins and delicate nutty, walnut flavours make for a complex wine with a light, powdery tannin finish. Lingering flavours of smoky oak, strawberry and fennel complete this delicate, elegant, almost ethereal offering.

The Domaine
Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in Coonawarra, by John Riddoch in 1896. The winery is located on the world famous strip of 'Terra Rossa' soil that produces fruit of an exceptionally high quality, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon.
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. It consistently delivers the potential for medium to long-term cellaring.
The average vineyard age for Wynns 'Black Label' is 32 years.
2007 is the 52nd vintage of this wine and it was one of the lowest yielding vintages in more than 50 years from these vineyards.

Food Pairing
Root vegetables (especially beetroot), lamb and beef.

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