Wynns Coonawarra Estate Harold Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The only single vineyard release for 2016 Wynnsday amongst the 6 wines. The Harold vineyard ripened “evenly and early” with 15 months in a combination of 16% new & 84% used (1-4 year old) French oak. The Harold was the first of Wynn’s single vineyard wines, the 2001 being released in 2004.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Harold Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, 2013

Wynns_Harold SV Cabernet Sauvignon_2013 sm

Earthy tones of sodden tobacco, brooding olive, light soy (there’s a difference) with some youthful purple fruit lift. The palate defies this earthy quality with a flash of boysenberry and dark “fruits of the forest,” before coming to rest with gravelly tannins that rumble like little rocks. Some green spearmint and pepper provide a spicy counterpoint that is most welcome. Feels quite effortless, and in a way assures you, like a portrait of a smiling benevolent king. A more than worthy cameo in the Wynnsday release.

RRP: $79.99

Alc: 13%

Wine sample courtesy of Wynns Coonawarra Estate

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