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Single Vineyard 'Johnson's Block' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Single Vineyard 'Johnson's Block' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Single Vineyard 'Johnson's Block' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$80.00
6 x 750 mL
$480.00

Overview

Overview

Johnsons Cabernet vineyard, planted in 1954 just south of the Gables Winery and on John Riddoch Road, is certainly respected by Wynns winemakers. Every vintage we pick fragrant, bright, and distinctive Cabernet grapes from unirrigated, old vines. That this beautiful fruit is grown in shallow soil and the vines have lived through several drought over the past seventy years, is intriguing.

Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.3%
Peak Drinking Now - 2040
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Redcurrants and red roses. Floral and distinctive, Johnsons terroir at its best.

Flavours and Palate

The essence of crunchy red fruits. The palate is lively and jubilant with a cool acidity that drives a long finish.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 Points Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)
97 Points Ray Jordan
96 Points Andrew Caillard MW
95 Points Jeni Port
95 Points Angus Hughson
94 Points Tony Love

"There's an opulence to the 2018 vintage reds and yet Wynns always manages to coat the wines with a layer of elegance. It helps to have access to the oldest cabernet vines in Coonawarra, Johnson's Block planted in 1954. This is only the 2nd release as a single-vineyard wine. It's all about precision, from a core of ripe fruit, its length to beautifully shaped silk-coated tannins." - Jane Faulkner

"This distinctive wine comes from the oldest surviving cabernet bock in Coonawarra, planted back in 1954. Loads of dark chocolate coated blackcurrant and rich plummy fruit open on the nose. Bright red fruit sits over the nose and gradually reveals itself as it ages. The palate is seamlessly structured with a chalky vibrancy. This single vineyard wine is the result of winemakers Sue Hodder and Sarah Pidgeon looking at the best blocks in good years and picking just one. I reckon they got things pretty darn right this year. The colour is quite brilliant and almost luminescent." - Ray Jordan

"Deep colour. Fresh dark cherry, blackcurrant, roasted coffee, sage aromas with underlying cedar notes. Well concentrated inky palate with plentiful dark cherry, blackcurrant fruits roasted chestnut, marzipan, vanilla oak notes, fine grained tannins and integrated mineral fresh acidity. Finishes claret firm with plentiful developed sweet fruit notes and a fine chalky plume. A lovely reserve style cabernet with suppleness, evenness and generosity. From the 1954-planted Johnsons Block; the oldest surviving Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Coonawarra." - Andrew Caillard MW