Jimmy Watson Trophy - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2018
Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2018
(97 Points) - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2018
Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon - Margaret River Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal - Margaret River Wine Show 2018
(96 Points) - Margaret River Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
95 Points - James Halliday; Wine Companion
95 Points - Toni Paterson MW; The Real Review
95 Points - Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

Includes 5% malbec and 3% petit verdot, crushed and destemmed, a wine of many components, mainly small batch ferments (static and open fermenters), pumping over and plunging, part extended maceration (4 weeks), matured for 12 months in French oak (40% new). Focused and powerful, the deep but bright colour a come-on. Cassis is given context by cabernet tannins, which are firm, not dry. Drink by: 2041; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion

The 2016 has a diagonal gold band with "The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy". Perfume, baking spice, mint, boysenberry, milk chocolate. Medium-bodied, perfume and dried herbs in a core of red and black fruit, open weave but fine grained tannin, fresh and bright, but with a good amount of bass. Finish is long and well-defined, the tannin lending confident grip as it goes down. Excellent. Tasted: Apr 19; Alcohol: 14%; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2028+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

This wine has a beautiful colour with great intensity and brightness. It is youthful, with a beautiful core of red and black berries. Great palate density supported by a line of fresh acidity and fine framing tannin. It is not quite ready to drink now though it will age gracefully and will be well worth the wait. Drink: 2020 to 2027; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; Toni Paterson MW; The Real Review

The 2018 winner of arguably Australia's greatest wine prize, the Jimmy Watson Trophy, awarded annually to the best one- or two-year-old dry red wine by Melbourne Royal wine show judges. Classic, full-bodied Margaret River wine, with deep, generous flavours, elegance and balance. John Fordham; Sunday Telegraph

Jimmy Watson Trophy wine to be released April 15. This wine requires few words. Beautiful blackcurrant fragrance typical of its place. Round and rich, everything in tune in the mouth. Wonderful long, fine, seamless balance. So drinkable. This is the best Cabernet in the world at the price. Rating: 97 Points; Rob Palandri; Western Weekly

 

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SKU 13223
Brand Xanadu
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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