7 Trophies Perth Royal Best Cabernet, Best Wine of Show, Best Red Table Wine, Best WA Wine, Best WA Red, Best of 2010 & Canberra National, multi Gold Medals Mundus Vini, Qantas Wine Show, Margaret River & Canberra National, 98 Hallidays & 98 Ray Jordans!
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Watershed's superior vineyards span across an immense area of the choicest soils on Margaret River, the best eighty hectares were established from the ground up, with a view to vintage the most spectacular wines in the Australian west, the finest parcels of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon are assembled for the Awakening.
Watershed Vineyard is situated five kilometres south of Margaret River at the intersection of Darch Road and Bussell Highway, the major arterial road for traffic travelling to and from Margaret River township. The Watershed property enjoys extensive Bussell Highway frontage, its closely managed vineyards yield the most intensely flavoured harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are all picked and hand sorted, following macerations and the crush, components are inoculated and treated to a combination of fermenters, followed by eighteen months maturation in a mix of the finest French oak barriques.
Deep scarlet colour. Complex aromas of liquorice, choc mint and black currant 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 extended ageing under fine French oak. Awakening is drinking beautifully upon release, an outstanding Margaret River to accompany grilled meats, game or lamb.