Cellar Reserve Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Description: Deep ruby with a purple rim. The nose broods over raspberries and chocolate, while the palate comes alive with fresh and cooked raspberries, red cherries, both fresh and slightly dried, and a touch of chocolate, lightening on the finish. Full-bodied, elegant, and dry.
Grape Variety & Vineyard: Shiraz (70%)/Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), 100% from Ulupna’s own vineyard in the Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 15.0%, TA: 5.7 g/L, pH: 3.74
Eye: Deep ruby pink with purple rim.
Nose: A complex nose of plums, red and black cherries, blackberries, black pepper and cedar. Light toast and chocolate notes behind.
Palate: The softer tannins provide a delicate envelope for the abundant blackberry and blackcurrant fruits with a touch of mint. Beautifully balanced and complex with a long finish.
Food Matches: Roast rack of lamb or Guangdong lobster.
2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge – Bronze (2009 vintage) 2014 Melbourne International Wine Competition – Bronze (2012 vintage)
2015 Berlin International Wine Competition – Bronze (2013 vintage) 2015 China Wine and Spirits Awards –Double Gold (2013 vintage) 2016 Halliday Wine Companion – 89 Points (2013 vintage)
2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition - Bronze (2014 vintage)
2017 Wine Enthusiast Importer Connection - 88 Points (2015 vintage) 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended, 85 points (2015 vintage)
2017 China Wine and Spirits Awards - Bronze (2015 vintage)
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge - 88 points (2016 vintage)
2018 Shanghai International Wine Challenge - Gold (Orbit label, 2016 vintage)
2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards - Gold (2016 vintage)
2019 Halliday Wine Companion - 88 points (2016 vintage) 2018 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show - Bronze (2016 vintage)
2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze (2016 vintage)
2019 Concours International de Lyon - Silver (2016 vintage)