Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Grown on the famous Terra Rossa soil in Australia, Wynns Estate has established themselves on the market as an iconic label and producer of high quality wines. They have received several awards over the years, and the wines they produce age gracefully despite the usage of screw corks as their trademark. Wynns put most of their efforts into creating unique expressions from four main grape varietals; Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay.


The Wynns estate was originally established in the Coonawarra region at the end of the 17th century by the Scottish pioneer John Riddoch. Riddoch died in 1901 and nothing more became of the winery until it was bought by the Wynns family and re-emerged in 1951. The family commissioned a man by the name of Richard Beck to design the very first label which is still used today. The label has since then grown to become the very essence of wines from the Coonawarra area, and it has risen to legendary status among wine lovers world wide.

Today the Wynns estate is one of the regions biggest wine producers, but they still remain deeply connected to their heritage with a main drive to continue creating high quality wines reflecting the terroir of the Coonawarra region.

The winery is run by Sue Hodder, Sarah Pidgeon and Allen Jenkins. Sue Hodder is in charge of the winemaking together with the help of Sarah Pidgeon. Allen Jenkins is in charge of the vituculture.


The black label  is only produced from the top 20-25% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the estate. Grown on the famous red Terra Rossa soil, it reflects the taste of the region to the fullest. A very age worthy wine with a long cellaring potential.



Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Crushed black currant leafs on the nose, together with ripe plums, cloves, leather and a hint of mushroom covered autumn forest floor. The palate shows an intense flavour of dark concentrated fruit with a hint of vanilla and leather. A very well balanced wine with a great length.

Pairs with: Lamb, Game and Beef

Drink: 4-5 years

Producer: Wynns Estate

Country: Australia

Region: Coonawarra

Marius has worked in several parts of the wine business for the last 16 years. He is currently working as a Category Coordinator for wine and spirits in the Travel Retail business. He is also a part of a tasting panel for the financial newspaper in Norway and writes articles and lectures in his spare time.Marius has a huge passion and dedication for the wine and spirits industry. He is a certified Sommelier and is currently undertaking the WSET Diploma in wines and spirits education.