Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Gables Cabernet Shiraz

The Gables has landed in the most glorious magnum bottle I have ever seen. Its dark glass, deep punt and parallel forms are as breathtaking as A Space Odyssey monolith but the real game changer here is the screw cap. A new era of oversized bottles has dawned, with Wynns super premiums next in line. The Gables, in contrast to its bottle, is refreshingly proportioned, appealingly medium-bodied with finely textured tannins and underriding vanillin oak. A vibrant, primary, extroverted fruit appeal melds cabernet’s redcurrants with the supple cherries and mixed spice of shiraz. $20/750mL at WineStar.