East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

An eight-year-old red at a seriously keen price

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz - formerly known as Hermitage - is one of the great reliable "go to" choices for Australian wine drinkers on a budget.

Retailing at under $25, it always delivers on quality and value. 

What is less appreciated is that it is also a very good cellaring prospect for a decade or more for those who like their wines a little more mature than the current release 2018 vintage.

Dan Murphy's to the rescue. Dan's are selling the very impressive 2012 vintage - eight years on and drinking very impressively - for just $20.99; or $15 to their members. 

That means Wynns and Dan's have done all the cellaring for you - and are offering a wine at its peak without you paying a premium. 

Wynn's Coonawarra Shiraz has been made since 1952 - and gets just as much attention from chief winemaker Sue Hodder as more expensive wines in the excellent Wynns range. 

This has dark fruit flavours, is medium bodied with French and American oak laying a structural platform and has dark pepper and Asian spice notes. Very stylish.  

Take one of these to a dinner party and you will be a welcome guest. 


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