Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002

This wine is from Punters Corner in Coonawarra and is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz from the 2002 vintage.  It was purchased in South Australia at release, when travel outside of Victoria was a thing. The wine opens to tertiary aromas of cedar, smoke and earth.  The palate is full bodied andContinue reading “Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002”

Wynns Coonawarra tasting

This was a wonderful tasting of a selection of Wynns Black Label and John Riddoch Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon wines from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with some quite interesting conclusions.   Those conclusions were that the Black Label, for most vintages, served blind and side-by-side with the John Riddoch, provided the more compelling currentContinue reading “Wynns Coonawarra tasting”

Leconfield Merlot Coonawarra 2017

I wasn’t taken by Leconfield’s 2017 merlot from Coonawarra.  It opens to aromas of red berries.  The palate is youthful, with a medium-full body.  Its acidity seemed noticeable, and the fruit lacking in density.  A pleasant enough wine that is ready to drink now. Rating: Acceptable. Abv: 14%. Price: $26. Website: http://www.leconfieldwines.com. 

Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A recent extraordinary Wynns tasting has captured my interest in this producer’s wines. You can read the post here. Compared with the wines in that tasting, the 2013 Wynns Black Label cabernet sauvignon presents as remarkably forward and ready to drink. It has typical Coonawarra aromas of earth and blackcurrant. The palate has excellent length,Continue reading “Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013”

Bowen Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Here’s a short note on Bowen Estate’s new release cabernet sauvignon from the 2016 Coonawarra vintage.  It is surprisingly approachable now, with aromas of saturated red and black fruits, cherries, mint and eucalyptus.  The palate has fresh acidity and tannins that build with air.  This can be approached now, or cellared for five years.  TheContinue reading “Bowen Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016”