Watershed Celebrates Further Cabernet Success at Wine Show of WA’s 40th Celebration
Margaret River, Western Australia – 28 October 2017 – Watershed’s 2014 Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded 4 trophies at the 2017 Wine Show of Western Australia including Best Wine of Show, Best Red Wine of Show, Best Cabernet Sauvignon and the highly prestigious JS Gladstones Trophy for Best and Most Distinctive Regional Character.
Originating in Mount Barker in 1978, this year’s Wine Show of Western Australia marks 40 years of celebrating and judging the best of Western Australian grown wines.
Head winemaker, Severine Logan, described winning the trophies as “great recognition for Watershed and the Margaret River region”, and said that the 2014 vintage was “a good year for Margaret River with the cabernet being particularly intense, concentrated and a real representation
The wine’s performance on the Australian Wine Show circuit is striking. Its gold medal and trophy tally now stands at 12 and 6 respectively which includes winning the Perth Royal Wine Show’s Best Cabernet Trophy for the past two years.
“It’s our flagship red wine and so only the finest fruit and best barrels go into it. The result is a wine showing distinctive Margaret River cabernet characters -black currant, liquorice, black olive, hints of cigar box on the nose and a dense, velvety palate with fine tannins adding structure and length.”
As further tribute to the quality of Watershed’s cabernets, wine critic James Halliday awarded 98 points, the equal top score in the cabernet category, for the multiple trophy-winning 2010 Awakening Cabernet, in his recently published 2018 Australian Wine Companion.
The accumulation of awards for Watershed’s Awakening Cabernet is impressive with 17 trophies, 41 gold medals and a finalist for the Jimmy Watson Trophy.