The Banker Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The Banker Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The Banker Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$25.00
750 mL
$14.00
6 x 750 mL
$84.00

Overview

Overview

In the early 1920’s, co-founder Samuel Wynn was saved from a ruthless property shark by the good nature of his bank manager who - without hesitation - rescued this struggling Polish immigrant. Wynn never forgot his bank manager's support (based on kindness and not financial logic!) and remained loyal to his banker for the rest of his life. Made in the traditional Wynns house style, this range of wine is named in The Banker's honour.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.9%
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Lamb
Duck
Pasta
Veg
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

A classic Cabernet, bursting with plums, black raspberry, and briary tones. Subtle smoke and spice add a savoury element

Flavours and Palate

Bursting with bright, juicy dark fruits and spicy oak touches. Rounded and seductive on the palate with a good tannic core that gives a nice grip on the finish. This is a satisfying bistro style wine, textured, flavoursome and versatile

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.

Vintage Conditions

A warm spring with even flowering and set, giving good yields. A mild summer, and long ripening period delivered full fruit flavours and balanced acidity.

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.