Wynns V&A Lane Shiraz 2018

V&A Lane is a long, straight road that dissects Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa strip at its midpoint. Surveyed in 1851, the lane divides the original electorates of Victoria and Albert, and the area is celebrated for exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines.

 

2018 is a vintage that shows the quality of shiraz from the best vineyard sites. Wynns 2018 Shiraz is spicy, silky and medium bodied. Winter and Spring rainfall was excellent at 20% above long- term averages, soil moisture was replenished, and limestone aquifers recharged. Warm Summer temperatures advanced early ripening by two weeks. However, a strong coastal upwelling cooled March, and extended the ripening period so that picking was around longterm average. The Cool finish was ideal for acid retention and freshness.

$66.99 each
$61.63 in any six

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Cellaring:

Enjoy now or cellar carefully for up to 10 years.

Nose:

Lifted cranberry, magnolia flower and Danish pastry notes.

Palate:

Bright cherry and blueberry complements more savoury elements of stalks, pastry, and spice. Cloudlike tannin gives an expansive tone, and guides the pure fruits though to the lingering crushed pepper and cinnamon on the finish. This is an early ripening, early harvested wine. The resulting freshness and brightness with moderate alcohol but many layers of flavour has become a signature of the V&A Lane.

Varietal Composition:

Shiraz
Wynns V&A Lane Shiraz 2018
$66.99 each
$61.63 in any six