Watershed Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Margaret River
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£45.95 per bottle
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Top Gold & 4 Trophies – 2017 Wine Show of Western Australia – Trophy Best Wine of Show, Trophy Best Red Wine of Show, Trophy Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Trophy Best and Most Distinctive Regional Character

Top Gold & 2 Trophies – 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show – Trophy Best Red Wine in Show, Trophy Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Top Gold & Trophy – 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
Trophy Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Gold & Trophy – 2016 Perth Royal Wine Show
Trophy Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Gold Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold Medal – 2017 Mundus Vini International Wine Show
Gold Medal – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Wine Show of Western Australia 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016

96 Points - James Halliday "Specially selected parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon have been blended to produce this wine for the Awakening range. The wine displays complex aromas of blackcurrant, liquorice and chocolate mint, with hints of mocha. On the palate, the dense velvety texture is complemented by cigar box, black olive notes followed by fine silky tannins from 18 months maturation in French oak barriques."

Taste & Aroma

Score:96

Laden with gold medals, this bottle incites heady expectations! Thankfully it doesn't disappoint. Graphite, cassis, pencil lead and bouquet garni set the aromas alight. A sinuous mid-weighted frame. Bay leaf and black olive confer a more savoury chord. The oak serves as a conduit for the intensity of fruit, dishing up a gentle bit of roughage across the finely wrought beam of grape tannins. Will age well.

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Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

For weightier style reds we recommend the Zalto Bordeaux glass, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wines depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhone style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay as well, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Margaret River Wine UK

 

"The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.."

 

Perched all the way over on Australia’s most south westerly tip is Margaret River. A region that accounts for less than 5% of Australia’s wine production but is responsible for 20% of the premium wines and the lion’s share of awards. Probably best known as the region that produces some of the new world’s finest Cabernet, Margaret River specialises not only in red and white, Bordeaux style wines but the region is also gaining a reputation for premium Chardonnays that rival some of the best found in Burgundy. Deep Woods have scooped up a multitude of awards across their range, including five gold medals and a staggering 98 points awarded for their Reserve Chardonnay 2017. Nocturne’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon picked up three trophies including Best Red Wine of Show. Watershed make no secret of their list of accolades, their labels crammed with gold medals and trophies and all but one of Flowstone’s wines have been awarded 95 points or above. The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.

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