V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2014

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2014

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2014

RRP (750 mL)
$60.00
750 mL
$46.00
6 x 750 mL
$276.00

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 2014
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2031
Winemaker Sarah Pidgeon

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

94 points Peter Chapman
93 points James Halliday
93 points Campbell Mattinson
“It’s medium-bodied. Emphatically so. That’s a (very) good thing. It shows plum, redcurrant and boysenberry before tipping into blackcurrant territory, notes of bay leaf, fennel and tea-soaked tobacco adding breadth to the flavour profile. Oak adds a slipperiness more than it does flavour; you’d have to say that balance is a key feature. Is there a hint of black pepper here? Perhaps. I like the flow of this. The succulent ease.” Campbell Mattinson

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Concentrated mulberry and blackberry with hints of flinty shale and distilled blood orange.

Flavours and Palate

Co-fermentation creates a rich and textured style. The long time on skins takes the fruit into savoury and complex territory. Dark brambly fruits are layered with wet tobacco aniseed and peppery spice. Velvety tannin creates depth and is defined by crisp acidity and beautiful line, leaving the palate full and long with a smoky gravelly finish.

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 2014 was ‘classic' Coonawarra, with lower yields and good quality from the long cool ripening post veraison; the resulting wines are finely structured and medium bodied.

Sarah Pidgeon - Winemaker

In 1998 Sarah was appointed winemaker at the renowned Wynns Coonawarra Estate winery. Here she feels privileged to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation, working with fruit from some of Australia’s top vineyards on the internationally famed terra rossa soil.
A love of well cellared, mature wines has been cultivated through her custodianship of the precious Wynns Museum Release wines. An intense knowledge of the terroir of Coonawarra vineyards, and great skill with coaxing the best from old vine Cabernets are among her constant rewards.
Questioning and challenging are important to ensuring a healthy future for Wynns and to this end Sarah has contributed to many important trials including development of a rigorous oak selection programme, and other technical trials for the winery.
A graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Wine Tutorial, her recent judging experience spans a decade at both regional and national shows.