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Single Vineyard Harold Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Single Vineyard Harold Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Single Vineyard Harold Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$72.00
6 x 750 mL
$432.00

Overview

Overview

In the best Coonawarra vintages, Wynns winemakers Sarah Pidgeon and Sue Hodder have the privilege of selecting one single vineyard to bottle separately. They choose from a small group of Cabernet vineyards that have their own important stories to tell. Notably, Wynns very first single vineyard label was the 2001 Harold Vineyard and, in 2013, Harold was selected again. The 2018 is an excellent continuation to beautifully showcase the quality and terroir of this special vineyard. The Harold Vineyard was planted in 1971 on a shallow ridge in the terra rossa soil. It was named after Harold Childs who farmed the area prior to selling the land to Wynns.

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.2%
Peak Drinking Now - 2040
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromas of bright lifted violets and classic red cherries.

Flavours and Palate

The palate is a classic Coonawarra amalgam of dark and red berries with a refreshing dried mint note. Fine French oak frames the tannins The 2018 Harold Cabernet is a classic example of medium- bodied Coonawarra Cabernet from an excellent year in the Wynns terra rossa vineyards.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 points David Sly, Decanter
96 Points Andrew Caillard MW
95+ Points Mike Beanie
95 Points Angus Hughson
95 Points Jeremy Oliver
94 Points Tyson Stelzer
"Proudly old fashioned, this unpretentious Cabernet speaks of red earth richness as much as ripe blueberry and tart rhubarb. Gentle tannins frame the fruit weight, making it superbly balanced and boasting great definition throughout its long flavour profile..." David Sly, Decanter
"Medium deep crimson. Lovely violet camomile, blackcurrant aromas with cedar and sage notes. Generously proportioned seductive wine with inky cassis mulberry dark chocolate flavours, mocha oak complexity and slinky fine grainy tannins. Finishes chocolatey firm with persistent blackcurrant dark plum fruits. Beautifully balanced wine with lovely vinosity, texture and mineral length." Andrew Caillard MW
“Quite lush, lavish, loaded with flavour, oozing liquid spice, slick with silky yet firm ribbons of tannin, a succulent, fresh, gently sweet finish. Lots going on here. A big experience without being full of booze and ripe fruit. Complex is a good word, albeit often overused in wine. Fills the palate with generosity but remains perky and taut. It gives me a sense of ‘secondary characters will make this wine better with time in cellar’ almost immediately. Drink now, for sure, but patience is the game here.” Mike Beanie

Viticulture

Viticulture

2018 is an excellent Coonawarra Cabernet vintage. Very Intense purple colours are coupled with varietal fruit and ripe tannins. Winter and Spring rainfall was excellent at 20% above long term averages, soil moisture was replenished, and limestone aquifers recharged arm Summer temperatures advanced veraison by two weeks, to the end of January. A strong coastal upwelling cooled March, and extended the ripening period such that Cabernet was harvested in line with long term harvest dates (6th April) predominantly from the last week of March through the first two weeks of April. The yields were moderate, and the slow cool ripening was very even – an ideal finish.