These vines originally supplied Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet.
"Made to commemorate 25 years of winemaking (first vines planted '68; first wines under own name '71). It's matured in all-French oak for 20 months. 200 dozen produced. GPL refers to George Patrick Lynn, patriarch of the Lynn family, who passed away (at 50) in '76. It's a hulking cabernet, as tannic as it is intense, with blackcurrant and boysenberry flavours charging into dusty, tobacco-strewn tannin. Creamy oak plays a clear role, as do eucalypt flavours, but this wine's power, glory and ageworthiness cannot be disputed."
JH Aug 2018
Drink to 2035
In 1968 George Patrick Lynn, patriarch of the Lynn Family, allowed his sons, Brian and Anthony, to plant vines on the family's Coonawarra property "Majella".
The vineyard prospered, more vines were planted, a winery was built and Majella Wines as we now know it was established
George passed away in 1976 aged only 50, but in his memory we are proud to present the wine, the Majella "GPL68", as a fine example of Coonawarra Cabernet sauvignon at its very best.
A wealth of fruit, a wealth of oak and a wealth of tannin all converge before melting more-or-less seamlessly into one another. This is a big, tannic cabernet built to last for just about ever. It tastes of boysenberry, jellied blackcurrant, eucalypt, resiny/creamy oak and smoky tobacco. It has muscles on its muscles, and it’s still learning how to apply them; it’s still growing into itself. Citrussy acidity is prominent in the wine but the might/power of the fruit/tannin wins the day. Dusty aftertaste, infused with blackcurrant and mint, helps seal the high-quality deal. " Cambpell Mattinson, The Wine Front