Ranked #9 of 24 2012 Shiraz from Coonawarra
Deep, dark red colour still with a good tint of purple. The bouquet has a dominant oaky and earthy note with some peppercorns, while the palate is medium to full-bodied and rather firm, the tannins a little tough and persistent on the aftertaste. This is already eight years old: it’s difficult to imagine it softening any time soon - so serve it with hearty protein. Good value, especially considering it's eight years old.
Drink: 2020 to 2030
92 Points Tyson Stelzer
60th vintage release – something very few Australian wines can claim. It rises to the occasion in a lovely elegant style from a great vintage...This is the real bargain of the range, as Wynns other labels are priced ever further into the gods (more on this in a minute). It’s fruity, primary and supple, with pristine stewed black plum and blackberry fruit, nuanced with lingering black pepper. A refreshingly medium-bodied finish is accented with vibrant acidity and finely textured tannins, with a decade of promise. Drink 2017 - 2022.
Source: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste.