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Single Vineyard 'Messenger' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Single Vineyard 'Messenger' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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

Overview

Overview

In 2015 the Messenger vineyard, in the southern section of the terra rossa strip, showed to distinction. The wine is an excellent follow-on to both the 2005 and 2010 vintages from this special and distinctive vineyard. Planted in 1975, Messenger Cabernet is a dry grown vineyard on deeper soils.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2015
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.2%
Peak Drinking Now - 2036
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Mulberries and red cherries with overtones of classic Messenger Vineyard lavendar.

Flavours and Palate

" Juicy and elegant. Blue berry flavours with very fine tannins and integrated French oak. An excellent example of medium bodied Cabernet with elegant framing tannin.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

96 points Huon Hooke
95 points James Halliday
95 points Campbell Mattinson
94 points Jeremy Oliver

Huon Hooke

"A very intense, fine and elegant cabernet; taut and long. Dried herb and berry aromas. A suave, seamless wine with great fruit purity, harmony and finesse. Silken tannins. (Messenger is the southernmost vineyard in the single vineyard program, and needs a warm season to make it into bottle by itself. Previous bottlings were also warm: 2005 and 2010.)"

James Halliday

"Selected as the best single vineyard estate wine in '05, '10 and '15. A powerful full-bodied cabernet with strong black fruits and tannin support which guarantees its long-term future thanks to its structure and balance. Oak is part of the picture, but no more."

Campbell Mattinson

"The third release of a “Messenger” cabernet from Wynns Coonawarra Estate. Previous releases were 2005 and 2010. All the fruit here is dry grown.

It doesn’t scream its variety. Indeed it’s more plums than blackcurrants, though it does too boast the latter, and while there are bay leaf, mint and dust notes they are background singers at most. It seems straight-laced, serious and somewhat simple at first but given time to breathe it becomes more expansive. Structurally it is 100% impeccable; it will live and develop well for yonks. Subtle violets, subtle cream and/or vanilla. Tips of redcurrant. It’s a goodun’. Especially if you’re patient."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A warm spring with even flowering and set, giving good yields. A mild summer, and long ripening period delivered full fruit flavours and balanced acidity. 2015 is heralded as an outstanding Coonawarra vintage. The 2015 Wynns John Riddoch, Michael and Messenger are all amongst the best we have made. They reflect optimum growing conditions and careful selection.