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14th September 2014


Wynns, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Australia
There's no doubt that Coonawarra is one of the great terroirs of Australia, and synonymous with the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. This comes from one of the longest established quality producers, and is in fact the 53rd release of this wine, made from the highest quality 20% of the harvest. In some ways it's a real blast from the past with a massive hit of cassis, menthol and eucalyptus, all given a sheen of creamy oak (a combination of French and American oak). But this is no oak bomb: there's lovely freshness and a hint of Cabernet green. It delivers something the same on the palate, with abundant blackcurrant fullness, a smoky layer, and depth, body and structure. But very nice acidity and tight tannins give it class - and a decade of cellaring potential. Watch the video for more info, decanting advice, and food matching suggestions. £15.99, selected Waitrose and Waitrose Cellar online. See all stockists on wine-searcher

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