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V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2019

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2019

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2019

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

Overview

Overview

The Cabernet vineyards from V&A Lane have long been looked to for their depth and character as important contributors to Wynns top wines. The inspiration for the V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz comes from the Wynns ‘claret story’ that goes back to the 1950s, where wines were made to a style rather than being about exact proportions. For this modern version, the grapes are harvested on the same day and then co-fermented.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.4%
Peak Drinking Now - 2036
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 layered and harmonious style, with unique tannin structure. Extra 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

95 Points Jane Faulker (Halliday Wine Companion)
95 Points Jeni Port
95 Points Ray Jordan
94 Points Tony Love
93 Points Angus Hughson
91 Points Andrew Caillard MW

"This and the V&A Lane shiraz are treated with kid gloves by winemaker Sarah Pidgeon – in the vineyard and winery. These parcels are co-fermented, 2 varieties that usually ripen at different times, so you really need to know your site. Taking inspiration from the lighter clarets made in the 1950s and ‘60s, this modern version's beat is all savoury, with juniper, licorice root and fennel. It's medium bodied (just) and the tannins are gossamer-fine, yet spun together to a gentle hold. Compelling wine." - Jane Faulkner

"V & A Lane cabernet shiraz is warming to its task a lot faster than its shiraz sibling. Are we to take it that it’s the cabernet fulfilling its role and a little more?

Cabernet certainly is taking the lead here in more ways than one. The grape represents 58% of the blend and was co-fermented with its partner which might explain the warm relationship enjoyed which allows cabernet to roam a little further out, exploring and taking as its own some lovely and more immediate fruit territory. Blackcurrant, vanilla, leafy herbals, earth, leather combine. That shiraz tannin back beat so evident in the V & A Lane shiraz then comes into play, not loudly but the accent is there directing a firm tannic structure." - Jeni Port

"This wine is sourced from vineyards along V & A Lane , the cabernet having gone into many of Wynns’ top wines over the years while the shiraz is proven by the quality of its sibling varietal iteration. Together they strike up a close bond that is almost secretive in the glass and needs teasing out with time and patience. The blend is synergistic rather than being a twosome, mint notes typical of the region adding their own sheen to the wine’s personality. Give this time, in a decanter now or the cellar for 5-10 years and more." - Tony Love