Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Coonawarra, SA) Cork, $20
Every time I taste an older Wynns Cabernet, I am reminded how much of a cellar friendly bargain this is. It will unquestionably last ten years in the cellar without effort, with the greatest vintages for even more extended periods.
This vintage is undoubtably a product of a tough year in Coonawarra, though it is one absolutely technically correct Coonawarra Cabernet. A dense, dark red colour with evidence of some bricking around the edges. On the noes its textbook maturing Cabernet with dusty, cedary blackcurrant, roast beef and cocoa. The palate is a very typical lean Cabernet – the acid sticks out a little too much, the redcurrant fruit seems artificially sweetened and there are two massive holes in the palate. The first hole is at the front of the palate with another big hole near the end before prominent tannins take over.
All in all its not a bad wine, quit refreshing in a claret like mould and I firmly believe that in time it will flesh out more, but the challenge of the season has given it a leanness and hardness through the palate. Best drink it now with a decent decant or stick it away for another 12 months or so. 16.5
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Just opened one today 9 Sept 14. Best one so far, by far. Was very lean in its earlier life. Really fleshing out now with depth and intensity. Still with some mocha…or maybe more like carob… Also molasses,cedar and cassis. Not a complex wine but deep. Satisfying on the palate after a few hours in the decanter. Moderate length. Shows how good this wine is in difficult years. I find this wine takes a long time to get to its best. I opened two or three over the past 4 years and was disappointed. They were all quite dumb. I thought I made a mistake purchasing a dozen. Just hadn't waited long enough!