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
A flagship Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon which claims distinguished national and international accolades with every vintage. The Watershed label was designed by Roland Butcher and incorporates a purple room with a four paned window on the wall. Green vines can be seen looking out of the window, the main focus is a ray of light streaming through the glass and diffusing across the floor, symbolizing a human being's stream of consciousness, a creative but almost uncontrollable thought process, spurred on by small inspirations, an 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. Watershed's Stage One site spans across an immense area of the choicest soils in Margaret River, the best eighty hectares were established as Watershed Vineyard. The finest parcels of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon are assembled for the Awakening. Following the crush and inoculation, components are vinified in a combination of fermenters, followed by eighteen months maturation in a mix of the finest French oak barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
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.