Wine Pick: Wynns Black Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Stock up on the Wine Awards Best of Show
December 7, 2015
Welcome to another 12 months of weekly picks as we taste our way through 115 terrific winning wines from our 12th annual Wine Awards. In late October, 17 judges were cloistered on the 35th floor overlooking English Bay for three days, evaluating over 700 wines from 17 countries. Wines were grouped into style categories, just the way we think about and buy wine. You’ll find our winners organized into 10 groups: sparkling, light white, medium white, rich white, rose, light red, medium red, rich red, dessert/fortified wines, and new this year, sake. This logical, intuitive sorting of wine by style makes is easy to pair to your mood, and with food. Have a look at all the winners here.
As for first place, that went to Wynns Black Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. Our Best of Show is the 57th edition of an Australian classic. Signature cassis, a hint of mint fragrance, and savory dark fruit flavours glide over smooth and seamless tannins. Well-etched acidity and Coonawarra’s dusty mineral stamp shows on the long, firm finish. Full-bodied and elegant, with claret-like refreshment, this is the kind of wine to buy by the case and tuck away for a decade. Try with a rack of lamb with herb crust, standing rib of roast beef, or mimolette cheese.
Wynns Black Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012