Ranked #43 of 47 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
Deep red colour, some purple tints. Super-ripe blackberry aromas with herbal and anise hints. A touch of stalky greenness as well as porty overripeness. The palate is lean and angular, with a hollow middle and lack of fruit sweetness, and the tannins dominate and give a hardness to the finish.
Drink: 2012 to 2012
91 Points Robert Parker
Medium deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Glengyle Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon reveals aromas of creme de cassis and blackberry preserves with suggestions of incense, salami, mocha and fertile earth. Medium to full-bodied, it has a good concentration of evolving, warm berry and spice flavors with a firm level of chewy tannins, lively acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2021+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2013
93 Points Tyson Stelzer
I’ve always noted an edginess to the early-ripening Glengyle vineyard, packed with distinctive notes that venture into the greener spectrum of cabernet: capsicum, tobacco leaf, cedar, even fennel. There’s no question of its ripeness here, with the palate revving up to quite some fruit power of ripe blackcurrants. My reservation is based on oak, which is more prominent here than in any other recent Wynns release, firm, dusty, even a little charry, and quashing fruit expression a little more than necessary. It’s built for the long haul, certainly, and its fruit core promises great things when it does shake its oak, but that will not be for a long time indeed. 1 August 2012 release. Drink 2024 - 2034.
Source: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste.