Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wynn's Coonawarra Estate Michael Shiraz, 1994

Wynn's regular bottling of Shiraz is an excllent value that I buy fairly regularly at $8 to $12 a bottle. "Michael" is a special bottling from the oldest and best vines, and it sells for a premium price.

Very deep, dark and youthful. This is a very fruit-driven wine. Attractive, very forward scents of black plums, berries, dark cherries, cassis and coffee. The oak is there, but the fruit is even stronger and, again, it's very youthful. If I were to guess a vintage, I would say 2005. Tannins are present but barely noticeable. It would be interesting to taste this wine with another 5 or 10 years of aging, but I suspect that it will always have that strong fruit presence.

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