Watkins Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL) SA

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Watkins is a cellar door, winery and vineyards producing "Modern Australian" wines from the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek. The winery has a focus on quality, producing a considered portfolio of masterful wines to be bottled. The cellar door prides itself on the sense of community, a gathering place of enthusiasts and friends. The vineyards emphasize sustainability, using native flora and fauna and organic practices to engineer minimal impact farming.

The Watkins brand launched in October 2020, building on over 20 years of wine industry history. The Watkins family journey began in viticulture in the 1990s, eventually operating vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and McLaren Vale. In the 2000s the next generation of Watkins entered the wine industry in various roles, with inevitable returns to the family business in the 2010s. In 2020, Sam (now an award winning winemaker), Josephine and Ben launched the cellar door and bottled brand, to show the world the winemaking craft that we have honed through hard work.

The brand prides itself on the quality of the wines, winning awards and critical acclaim from the first vintage with the 2020 Langhorne Creek Trophy for Best White, Rose or Sparkling for the inaugural release of the Watkins Classic Rose.

The Watkins family operates from its Chandlers Hill winery, which is the largest winery in the Adelaide Hills wine region.

Winemaker Bio

Sam Watkins is a winemaker with 15 years’ experience in 6 regions (Napa Valley USA, Porto Portugal, Orange NSW, and Coonawarra, Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, SA) across both hemispheres.

Sam regularly features as a judge in national wine shows and industry publications and is Chair of the Langhorne Creek Winemaking Committee. His winemaking focuses on unlocking the optimal expression of variety from the cooler climate premium fruit produced on the Watkins vineyards in Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills.

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Watkins Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0112-10719825
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09 Feb 23 8.50 PM AEDT

RRP$34.99

$11.50
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Watkins Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0059-10719903
Nationwide Delivery

09 Feb 23 9.15 PM AEDT

RRP$34.99

$11.50
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$69 per package

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Watkins Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0214-10719891
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10 Feb 23 1.20 PM AEDT

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Wine Summary Image

Watkins is a cellar door, winery and vineyards producing "Modern Australian" wines from the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek. The winery has a focus on quality, producing a considered portfolio of masterful wines to be bottled. The cellar door prides itself on the sense of community, a gathering place of enthusiasts and friends. The vineyards emphasize sustainability, using native flora and fauna and organic practices to engineer minimal impact farming.

The Watkins brand launched in October 2020, building on over 20 years of wine industry history. The Watkins family journey began in viticulture in the 1990s, eventually operating vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and McLaren Vale. In the 2000s the next generation of Watkins entered the wine industry in various roles, with inevitable returns to the family business in the 2010s. In 2020, Sam (now an award winning winemaker), Josephine and Ben launched the cellar door and bottled brand, to show the world the winemaking craft that we have honed through hard work.

The brand prides itself on the quality of the wines, winning awards and critical acclaim from the first vintage with the 2020 Langhorne Creek Trophy for Best White, Rose or Sparkling for the inaugural release of the Watkins Classic Rose.

The Watkins family operates from its Chandlers Hill winery, which is the largest winery in the Adelaide Hills wine region.

Winemaker Bio

Sam Watkins is a winemaker with 15 years’ experience in 6 regions (Napa Valley USA, Porto Portugal, Orange NSW, and Coonawarra, Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, SA) across both hemispheres.

Sam regularly features as a judge in national wine shows and industry publications and is Chair of the Langhorne Creek Winemaking Committee. His winemaking focuses on unlocking the optimal expression of variety from the cooler climate premium fruit produced on the Watkins vineyards in Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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The Watkins Cellar Reserve range takes this special 2016 Currency Creek Cabernet Sauvignon and gives it extended maturation in the winery and completing oak to produce an exceptional wine that is at its best to drink now or within three years.

The intense ruby colour is maturing to a rich garnet. The beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon flavours have begun developing from mint through to berry and forest floor characters, underlaid by a touch of rich cigar box notes.

The mid palate has remained firm through maturation to produce a rich, generous wine that lingers for a long finish. The powerful Cabernet Sauvignon tannins have been barely tamed into approachability, presenting a well-structured wine.

Grays Tasting Panel Review

Subtle hints of mint taking you through to berry with powerful tannins making a very robust wine.

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Winery Profile

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Watkins is a cellar door, winery and vineyards producing"Modern Australian" wines from the Adelaide Hills and LanghorneCreek. The winery has a focus on quality, producing a considered portfolio ofmasterful wines to be bottled. The cellar door prides itself on the sense of community,a gathering place of enthusiasts and friends. The vineyards emphasizesustainability, using native flora and fauna and organic practices to engineerminimal impact farming.

The Watkins family operates from its Chandlers Hill winery,which is the largest winery in the Adelaide Hills wine region.

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - Other South Australian, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
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