Wynns Coonawarra Estate Messenger Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The dry grown, 1985 planted Messenger vineyard at the southern end of Coonawarra’s terra rossa strip performs well in warmer seasons, and this is the second time it’s flown solo at Wynns. An exciting and long-lived release, this is a juxtaposition of glossy, warm succulence and high-tensile structure. Lifted violet aromatics are a prelude to a dense black fruit core of blackcurrant, liquorice, coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate and mint. It’s framed in fine, firm, beautifully drawn tannins and lively, vibrant acidity, promising great longevity. $60 at Dan Murphy’s.