This pack comprises six blue-ribbon wines, each forged in wineries with over 100-year histories. Each hailing from venerable and famed estates, all six are as influential today as they were all those years agoThese centenarians offer a unique opportunity to experience wines melded from pristine vines and a wealth of ancestry and legacy.
This case includes one bottle of each of the following:
Angove Family WinemakersThe Medhyk Old Vine Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2018
Seppelt Arrawatta Hill Limited Release Shiraz, Grampians 2019
LINDEMANS Lindemans Pyrus Cabernets, Coonawarra 2018
Wynns Coonawarra EstateCabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2019
Mount Pleasant Rosehill Shiraz, Hunter Valley 2018
Chateau Tanunda Terroirs Of The Barossa Shiraz, Eden Valley 2018
From 55yo estate vines; fermented and matured 17 months in new and used French oak. The bouquet has the inimitable McLaren Vale fusion of plum and dark chocolate, the palate wonderfully light on its feet thanks to controlled alcohol and oak letting the terroir speak.
97 points, The Weekend Australian (September 2021)
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Vintages 2018, 2015, 2012
McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021
Gold Medal and 96 points - Class 10 Shiraz 2018 or older
McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021
Deep colour. Lifted dark cherry, blackberry brambly praline aromas with mocha, roasted chestnut notes. Smooth and velvety textured with deep set blackberry, elderberry, dark liquorice flavours, plentiful fine bitter-chocolaty mouth-coating tannins and mocha ginger, roasted chestnut notes. Generous and ample bodied with superb vinosity and mineral length. Impressively balanced and elemental. Wait for a while to unfold. Might need to decant to release flinty notes.
97 points (June 2021)
This wine was chosen as an appropriate special release to recognise the 170th anniversary of Seppelt. This comes from a hill planted by Hans Irvine way back in 1888 but replanted with shiraz from 1999. The wine is a combination of two clones with one contributing the seductive blue fruits and the other, the St. Peters, contributing the savouriness. Interestingly the entire blend is made up of partial whole bunch fermented parcels. So, this is a wine with structure and control, yet with supple fruit and plushness. There is a beautiful purity which shines through on the engaging aromas and the bright palate.
97 points, Wine Pilot
Another member of the Coonawarra Trio of wines. This is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with a combined contribution of 20% Merlot and Malbec. Such beautiful poise and expression of the region and how these three varieties marry into something spectacular. It’s medium bodied with a silky-smooth structure of fine chalky tannins and a fine-grained oak contribution. This has been expertly harnessed to give it shape and length. Then there’s the brightness and palate energy which takes it into another zone. The 2015 was also tasted and its showed the similar house style. The combinations of varieties for this wine have varied slightly in recent years. For instance, the 2010 used cabernet franc rather than malbec. In reviewing the three wines and other recent tasting notes I think the malbec contribution will ultimately result is more complete wines.
96 points, Wine Pilot (December 2020)
Gold Medal + 96 points- Class 48
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021
Coonawarra enjoyed a perfect 10 out of 10 growing season. The triumph is the alcohol which gives the wine a freshness, a clarity and perfect length and balance. The best Black Label Cabernet made to date from Wynns' vast viticultural resources across Coonawarra.
98 points, James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2021
The 64th vintage. A wine of provenance. A wine of excellence. It ages superbly, yet is flattering when young. Perfect fruit at its core, with gentle flavours of cassis, blackberries and blueberries. It has depth, length and line, thanks to the fine, detailed tannins. Classy cabernet. This is up there as one of the finest to date. Bravo.
97 points, Wine Companion (February 2021)
It's not a 'look at me' wine, but it's so beautifully well fruited, balanced and flavoured. This is a seriously good option for the cellar. The tannin is ripped with earth and coffee notes, the fruit is black-cherried and bountiful, it's svelte of texture and sustained through the finish. It's both faultless and characterful and, all things considered, is extremely well priced.
96 points, Wine Companion (February 2020)
So silky, so effortless, such a beautiful expression of vineyard and vintage. Classic rose perfume, cherry and red fruits, subtle vanilla oak, and a wee bit of liquorice. Tannin is fine grained and supple, red fruits and boysenberry, perfect crispness of acidity, flowing from front to long finish with effortless charm. It will be magnificent in years to come. Site to glass with no static. Yes.
95+ points, The Wine Front (August 2019)
Very deep, intense, dark red/purple colour with a black fruit, black olive aroma, with a trace of machine oil. The wine is full-bodied and rich, dense and solidly concentrated, with abundant powdery, drying tannins and good persistence. A very successful Eden Valley shiraz.
95 points, The Real Review (April 2020)