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Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

RRP (750 mL)
$45.00
750 mL
$45.00
6 x 750 mL
$270.00

Overview

Overview

Wynns Black Label Cabernet is a true icon of Australian wine. First produced in 1954, it has a reputation for ageing gracefully and displaying excellent varietal and regional characteristics. The wine is produced from only the top quality 20 to 25 per cent of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit grown in our terra rossa vineyards.

A wine of style and stature - and a perennial favourite in auction circles - ‘Black Label’ is one of Australia’s most collectable wines and Australia’s benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon. It consistently delivers potential for medium to long-term cellaring.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.8%
Peak Drinking Now - 2037
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Juicy mulberries and red cherries. Hints of dark fruit with creamy oak

Flavours and Palate

" Medium bodied cassis flavours supported by fine tannins and integrated French oak. A generous soft palate reflecting the warmer Coonawarra vintage.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

98 points Andrew Caillard MW
95 points Huon Hooke
93 points Mike Bennie
Gold 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Gold 2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show
Silver 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver 2018 International Wine Spirit Competition
Silver 2018 Adelaide Wine Show

Ned Goodwin

"This is sumptuous, savoury cabernet at a ridiculous price. The tannins are pristine and tight of grain; the aciditiy fresh and juicy; the oak embellishing rather than smothering; the fruit, an effortless flow of currant, leaf, mint, bitter chocolate and a punctuation of bay leaf and a herbal potpourri, staining the long finish."

Huon Hooke

"Deep, ripe cabernet aromas, blackberry and cedar, with a subtle but noticeable kiss of oak, and no green elements. The wine is very elegant and balanced, intense and soft textured, ripe and harmonious. The body is only medium to full, the tannins velvet smooth. A superb example of the Wynns style. (The 61st vintage of the 'black label')"

Andrew Caillard

"Medium deep crimson. Beautiful blackcurrant, black plum aromas with violet, dark cherry aromas and underlying toasty oak nuances. Superb cassis, black plum flavours, inky textures fine long graphite tannins, vanilla oak complexity and vinosity. Finishes chalky firm and minerally with lovely fruit sweetness. This is a brilliant black label with all the hallmarks of a great vintage and reflecting the Coonawarra terroir at its best. 13.8% Alc"

Viticulture

Viticulture

A very warm and dry spring led to early flowering, veraison and harvest. The warm November temperatures were ideal for good berry set necessitating extensive green harvest (thinning) for quality. The grape ripening months of February and March were influenced by a cold “upwelling” off the coast but overall, a warmer- than-average Coonawarra vintage. We describe our 2016 wines as being at the “fuller” end of our long-term Wynns Coonawarra flavour and style spectrum.