Wynns Coonawarra Messenger Cabernet 2005

87 points

Coonawarra, south Australia. 13.5%

Slightly confected oak and fruit sweetness but otherwise a quality wine. Coonawarra Cabernet is improving I think, less obvious eucalypt and other strange characters. Restrained alcohol, nice balance.

My key criticism is that this has the polish of a commercial white wine, a little too scrubbed. Perhaps with age complexity will emerge?

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