New Wynns collection out now

By Amelia Ball

7 Oct, 2021

The seven new premium reds from Wynns Coonawarra Estate are available now. Here, we look at the highly anticipated collection and share the tasting notes for each wine.

Each year, Wynns Coonawarra Estate releases its premium wines, and the newly released 2021 collection comprises seven special wines. These span the ever-popular Black Label and V&A Lane ranges, as well as the single-vineyard Johnson’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon, and the flagship John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon and Michael Shiraz, which are made only in the best years.

Long-time winemaker Sue Hodder, who has been with Wynns for 30 years, is excited by the quality showcased in the cabernet sauvignons, shiraz wines and blends that make up this year’s collection. “The two release vintages – 2018 and 2019 – are as strong a pair I have seen in my 30 years at Wynns,” she says.   

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The two release vintages – 2018 and 2019 – are as strong a pair I have seen in my 30 years at Wynns.

This 2021 collection also marks the retirement of viticulturist Allen Jenkins, who has been with the historic winery for 20 years. During this time, he has led a vineyard rejuvenation program, which has been recognised as resulting in wines of even greater finesse and elegance. 

The cool-climate, highly collectible releases include the 2019 vintages of the Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Label Shiraz ($44.99 each), as well as the V&A Lane Shiraz and V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz ($59.99 each). The 2018 Johnson’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon is made from some of the region’s oldest cabernet vines, while the 2018 John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon and 2018 Michael Shiraz ($149.99 each) reflect the winery’s pinnacle wines. 

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