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Single Vineyard 'O'Deas' Red Blend 2016

Single Vineyard 'O'Deas' Red Blend 2016

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

Overview

Overview

Wynns is privileged to have some of Coonawarra’s best quality and oldest vineyards. Each year, the Winemakers select just one parcel of wine to bottle separately. In 2016, that vineyard is O’Deas 3.13. This small vineyard has its own personality and we are delighted to bottle this field blend wine from the Odeas 3.13 vineyard. 3.13 refers to the vineyard size – 3.13 hectares. Locally, we call the vineyard, “The Hobbit” as the vines are very short with big feet – the rows (therefore, roots or feet) are very wide. In 1989 the vineyard was planted with several clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. The warmer 2016 vintage enabled us to make a field-blend of the four varieties and the wine expresses the vineyard site.

Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.2%
Peak Drinking Now - 2037
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

96 Points Mike Bennie
95 points James Suckling
95 points Halliday Wine Companion
94 points Andrew Caillard MW
94 points Huon Hooke

Mike Bennie

"Beautiful perfume that made me think ‘soulful’ as a quicksilver, stream of consciousness response. Fragrant with small dark berries, black olive, pan forte and faint dark choc-mint with whiffs of mahogany or rich wood, but also faint. The palate is compact, concentrated in feel, dense with plummy-olive fruit, licked at by brown spice and clove-wood, shapely, long, glorious, regal tannin profile. Elegance personified and stellar."

Campbell Mattinson | Halliday Wine Companion

"Single vineyard blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and cabernet franc. It's a seamless wine, fluid, bay leaves buried in red and black berries, chocolate and pencil slipped over tobacco and violet. It feels effortless and not particularly tannic, and yet the finish sails on, the acid line true. You could easily drink it now, but it will be some kind of wonderful in another decade."

Andrew Caillard MW

"Medium deep crimson. Expressive claret style with mulberry, red plum, cassis, mocha aromas and vanilla oak notes. Well concentrated wine with mulberry, red plum, blackcurrant fruits, fine grainy/ cedary tannins, underlying mocha, vanilla oak and developed tobacco, espresso characters. Finishes firm and tight. A touch of bottle age gives the wine attractive fruit complexity and suppleness. From an historic Coonawarra vineyard."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Lamb
Duck
Pasta
Veg
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Fresh lavender and mint. Liquorice and crushed blackberry. Fresh and enticing.

Flavours and Palate

Exquisite expression of classic Bordeaux varieties but the unmistakable Terra Rossa flavours pervade. Dried mint with lavender and the pleasing ubiquitous red cherry flavours. Inviting and delicious in its youth, the O’Deas vineyard have the pedigree to enable cellaring for decades.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Coonawarra, South Australia

Coonawarra, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, is a flat, isolated region almost mid-point between Adelaide and Melbourne. The area enjoys a cool maritime climate - similar to that of Bordeaux - and is renowned for its unique terra rossa soil. Rich, rust coloured soils… crimson sunburnt faces… magenta sunsets: this is red wine country! While Coonawarra is famous for its rich, minty Cabernet, the area also produces Shiraz and Merlot and surprisingly good Chardonnay and Riesling.

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 water “upwelling” off the coast, but overall, it was 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.

Sue Hodder - Senior Winemaker

Sue Hodder is one of Australia’s best-known winemakers and this year celebrates her 27th vintage with Wynns – making wine from wonderful, expressive fruit grown in the heart of the terra rossa. Sue commenced her career as a viticulturist and believes her early viticultural training – assessing vines, analysing mature fruit and tasting the finished wine – gave her an invaluable insight into the importance of the vineyard in quality winemaking.

Sue brings valuable experience with vintages in other noted wine regions around the world and has judged extensively in Regional, National and International wine shows. She is the recipient of many accolades including GT Wines ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2010 (with viticulturist Allen Jenkins); and most recently ‘Winemaker of the Year’ (with Sarah Pidgeon) at the 2016 ASVO awards.