Wynns Black Label Old Vines Shiraz 2022


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Coonawarra, Australia
95 points


Shiraz (formerly known as “Hermitage”) is an important part of Coonawarra’ s history. The acknowledged reputation of Coonawarra for age worthy wines has largely centred on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Shiraz blends. However, the very early history (in the 1890s) focused on other varieties – particularly Shiraz. Today Wynns is privileged to grow Shiraz on many prime locations within Coonawarra. These vineyards have stories to tell and a history of quality. We select the Black Label Shiraz from the oldest of them including the Undoolya vineyard, a rare fragment of the original 1890s fruit colony planting, which was planted in between 1894 and 1987. Wynns ‘Old Vines’ Shiraz is a superb example of Coonawarra’s cool climate style.


95 points
Ken Gargett

The annual Wynns Day release, the 5th June this year, is always one of the most anticipated days on the Aussie wine calendar, and not for the first time, the prize for the best value goes to this Shiraz (okay, a dead heat with the Black Label Cab). People often forget that Coonawarra’s original reputation was built on cracking Shiraz, before Cabernet muscled in and took over. Fruit included in this wine comes from vines planted as far back as the mid/late 1890s. This is brilliant value and a stonkingly good wine. Black/maroon in colour, this offers a simply gorgeous nose. Intense, plush, balanced and a bit thrilling. Notes of chocolate, violets, mocha, bergamot, cold tea, dry herbs and a little cassis. Wonderful stuff. We also see some coffee grind flavours emerging on the palate with fine, if slightly furry tannins. The wine shows good concentration for the entire length and it is a wine of serious length. Will easily handle ten to twenty years in a good cellar. Love it.

93 points
Jeni Port

Sweet black berries rise from the glass followed by red fruits, aniseed and a whisper of woodsy oak before a rush of Aussie bush scents and bay leaf. Old Vines – widely known as Black Label Shiraz – unfolds in the glass with ease, unforced, comfortable in its own skin and almost ageless in style (it reminds me a little of Penfolds St. Henri from that point of view). The back label tells us that “vineyards planted in the 1890s and 1920s form the backbone and define” the wine’s style. Old vines are less vigorous and set smaller crops resulting in a greater concentration in fruit flavour. It’s all here to enjoy in a world black and red fruits, chocolate and spice with a touch of savouriness against a background of easy flowing, elegant tannins.


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Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2044
Food pairing
Cured Meats

Tasting Profile

Pristine berry fruits dominate the nose, supported hints of orange blossom, lavender and subtle spices.
A classic medium-bodied Shiraz palate, fine and silky. Crunchy dark berries with black pepper and some delicate spiced pastry notes. Sleek tannin with lively acidity frames the bright fruit creating a seamless, layered wine, telling of its cool climate home.

Wynns Black Label Old Vines Shiraz 2022

Wynns Black Label Old Vines Shiraz 2022

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