Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: South Australia
Ageing/Maturation: 17 months in new & used French oak barriques and hogshead
Cellar Potential: 10-15 years
Sweetness: 0.6 g/L
Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Colour: Dense and bright, with a purple hue.
Nose: Concentrated, intricate aromatics of opulent black fruits, fine cedary French oak and complex aromatics, merging with notes of olive and cassis.
Palate: Majestic palate, filled with defined and concentrated flavours of cassis and olive, underpinned by delicate perfumed spice, cedar and tobacco notes. Firm, chalky tannin and bright vibrant acidity enhance the structure and texture. Elegant French oak creates a harmonious wine with a lasting, savoury spice finish.
What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who noticed the fertility of a small strip of red soil - terra rossa - in the far south-east of South Australia. He planted vineyards in 1891 and completed the estate's three-gabled winery in 1896.
Riddoch died in 1901 and Coonawarra languished for the first half of this century. Coonawarra's revival began in 1951 when the Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynns purchased Riddoch's original vineyards and winery and renamed the property Wynns Coonawarra Estate.
The Wynns recognised the intrinsic qualities of Coonawarra wines - their richness and intenisty of fruit character - and set out to build an independent identity in the region. They created the famous label that has made John Riddoch's winery one of Australia's best-known buildings.
Today Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region's pre-eminent wine producer and largest single vineyard holder with the best and longest established vineyard sites in Coonawarra. Its wines are reguarded as benchmarks for the district, lauded for their consistent quality and depth of flavour.