Scotsman John Riddoch founded what is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate in the late 19th century. He planted his first vines in 1891 and by 1896 had completed the estate’s famous three gabled winery, an image that is reflected on the Wynns Coonawarra Estate labels to this day. It wasn’t until 1951 however, that two Melbourne wine merchants, Samuel and David Wynn, purchased Riddoch’s original vineyards and renamed the winery. Today, Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region’s single largest vineyard holder, with the best and most established vineyards in the district. Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in the 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.
Intense red with vibrant hues. The bouquet shows an enticing amalgam of dark and red fruits, there’s varietal blackberry and olive, with a hint of mint and elegant oak complexity. The palate is rich and lush with pristine flavours of blackcurrant, with layers of minty Coonawarra Cabernet characters framed by slightly firm, fine grained tannins. Integrated creamy oak adds length and depth on the finish.