Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

I ventured into Vintage Cellars to grab a bottle of this and a bottle of “Red Stripe” earlier in the week, and padded out the six pack with some Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone to get the six bottle discount. And into the decanter it went. A lurid purple in colour. A promising nose, dusty red currants, red berries, leaf, red liquorice and a touch of mint, which later evolved to also show some creaminess and coffee beans. The palate was restrained, with red currants, coffee beans and nutmeg, with some green beans on the finish. Tannins are drying; perhaps too much so. Left overnight it barely budged, and remained reticent and unconvincing. Now I am always hesitant to write a wine off, because this might come good, but it’s not a risk I will be taking.

Rated : 85 Points
Tasted : Oct09
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2012-2017
Source : Vintage Cellars
Website : Wynns

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5 Responses to Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

  1. griff says:

    I was unconvinced as well. You are right that it could come good, but it just tasted slightly green to me. Some people don’t mind that and maybe it just comes down to personal preference. I’m sticking with the 08 Shiraz 🙂

    Speaking of vintage did you go for the 07 or 08 St Cosme? Yet to try the 08 but think the 07 very good indeed for the money. There is also that Domaine des Ondines at VC’s that I am curious about. A Vacqueyras under $20 is tempting.

    cheers

    Carl

  2. Lincoln says:

    Got the 2008 St Cosme CdR… will report soon…..

  3. Bert Werden says:

    Another thumbs down here and a huge let down following a string of excellent efforts for this label

  4. wizz says:

    Agree with Bert. indifferent wine that would be drinkable served at a function, but I wouldnt buy this at $32, $26 or $19.99.

    I’m genuinely surprised so many reviewers have scored this wine well into the 90’s.

  5. simm says:

    I was a tad worried about this one in the latest price brackets but just grabbed a bottle at DM’s for $19+. Didn’t get a lurid purple at all, just a simple, medium density garnet colour. I quite like the nose depsite having minor issues, but from the beginning there is a noticeable dusty green bean element to it, almost to the point of green olive on the palate. A pretty nifty wine though for $19 and closer to the Cabernet line than a lot of fluffy-ripe cabs in this price bracket that are more crowd pleasing than varietal, Good rare steak with steamed vege and red wine jus wine albeit a better bet for drinking now rather than allowing to dry out IMO . I think there’s a definite fruit density combined with a lift that would be attractive to a lot of people who may not have concerns with the green characters. Will post the complete TN on winestar.

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