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: 0183-10729325
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Watkins Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6 x 750mL) SA

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

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

Lot No: 0164-10729425
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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.

Winery Profile

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The Watkins family embarked on an incredible journey into the wine industry back in 1997. It all began when David Watkins and Ros Watkins, purchased a plot of land in Currency Creek, South Australia. Their vision was clear from the start: to create a vineyard of unparalleled quality and prestige.

With determination and passion, the Watkins family spent the next 22 years transforming their dream into a thriving and profitable enterprise. They expanded their land holdings, cultivating an impressive 485 hectares of premium vineyards across four renowned regions of South Australia: Adelaide Hills, Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek, and McLaren Vale, alongside business partner at the time, Warren Randall.

In 2019, the Watkins family decided to embark on a new chapter, amicably parting ways with their business partner and incorporating as Watkins. This change paved the way for the next generation to shine: Sam Watkins as the Head Winemaker, Ben Watkins as the Commercial Director, and Jo Watkins as the Brand Director. With their fresh ideas and boundless enthusiasm, the Watkins family's legacy continues to flourish.

Sam Watkins, Head Winemaker, is a true maestro of his craft. With 14 years of experience and a global perspective, he has honed his skills in renowned wine regions worldwide. His expertise lies in capturing the essence of the premium fruit grown in the Watkins' vineyards, thriving in the cool climates of Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide Hills. Nowadays, visitors can experience the magic firsthand at the Watkins Cellar Door, nestled within the family-owned winery in the picturesque Chandlers Hill, South Australia.

Their dedication and hard work have already earned them numerous accolades, even in the early years of their brand's existence. From wine show trophies to prestigious awards bestowed by the likes of Halliday Wine Companion. This is fresh winemaking born from winemaking excellence.

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Other Information

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

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