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V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2018

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2018

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$60.00
750 mL
$60.00
6 x 750 mL
$360.00

Overview

Overview

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from V&A Lane have been important contributors to Wynns’ top wines for many years. However this area is also gaining a reputation for a great Shiraz and a marriage of the two varieties is a part of Wynns history, going back to its earliest blends.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.4%
Peak Drinking Now - 2035
Winemaker Sarah Pidgeon

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Mulberry, blackberry and blood orange with subtle nutty and black spice notes.

Flavours and Palate

Co-fermentation of the two varieties creates a rich and textured style, with unique tannin structure. A long time on skins after ferment takes the naturally rich fruit into savoury and complex territory. Dark brambly fruits are layered with black tea, aniseed
and peppery spices. Velvety tannin creates depth and is defined by crisp acidity and beautiful line, leaving the palate full and long with a smoky gravelly finish.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 Points Andrew Caillard MW
96 Points David Sly, Decanter
95+ Points Mike Beanie
95 Points Jeremy Oliver
95 Points Tyson Stelzer
94 Points Angus Hughson
92 points Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion
“Supple and come-hither red of red berry freshness and yet lushness, cool herb, mint and pepper spice notes, licks of faint clove and cedar. A delightful array of character. Taut, slender tannins shape the wines, cool acidity keeping things lifted and fresh, almost mouth-perfume like characters, but the tannins, oh they roll long and so fine. Effortless, gliding, elegant and low key, but with so much detail and, importantly, a sense of future potential.” Mike Beanie
“Luxurious purple-magenta hues. This youngster from a vintage hailed as superb needs a good splish, splash to open up. Give it a go and then watch the transformation from quiet to confident. It's perkier than its V&A Lane sibling, structured and taut with cabernet sauvignon appearing to call the tune at this stage, with its naturally high acidity and herbal essence. Black currant, blueberry, bitter chocolate and crushed violets. Seriously persistent.” Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion
"Medium deep crimson. Intense violet, camomile, India ink chinotto dark berry praline aromas. Generous supple and inky textured wine with blackcurrant, blackberry, mulberry fruits, chinotto herb garden notes, integrated mocha, espresso oak and fine velveteen-like tannins. Finishes minerally/ al dente firm with persistent pure fruits. Animated style with plentiful pure dark berry fruits and linear freshness. The cabernet and shiraz are neatly aligned bringing an extra level of complexity, richness of flavour and buoyancy of fruit. 13.3% - Now – 2034." Andrew Caillard MW

Viticulture

Viticulture

Winter and Spring rainfall was excellent at 20% above long term averages, soil moisture was replenished, and limestone aquifers recharged arm Summer temperatures advanced veraison by two weeks, to the end of January. A strong coastal upwelling cooled March, and extended the ripening period such that Cabernet was harvested in line with long term harvest dates (6th April) predominantly from the last week of March through the first two weeks of April. The yields were moderate, and the slow cool ripening was very even – an ideal finish.