Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2005
Nose: The nose shows intense dark fruit aromas, dominated by plums, raspberries and stewed rhubarb. Well integrated oak components add vanillan depth and eloquence.
Palate: This is a rich, fruit driven, medium bodied wine, dominated by a juicy mid-palate. Classic cool-climate Shiraz characters of leather, cloves and spice are finished with delightful charred oak flavours and velvety tannins.
Ideally suited to beef, duck and game, lamb.
Winemaker Sue Hodder grew up in the "red center" – Australia's outback. The red soil of Coonawarra is now her home. After graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1984, Sue started in the viticultural side of the wine industry as a Grower Liaison Officer. Making detailed assessments of vines through the year, tasting and analyzing maturing fruit and following up on the resulting wines gave Sue an appreciation of the importance of the vineyard in quality wine production. Sue then made what she considers to be a logical step into winemaking. She started at Wynns Coonawarra Estate in 1993, fell in love with the winemaking region and has remained. In 1998, she became Chief Winemaker.