OUR WINE OF THE MONTH IS McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ 10% OFF OR 30% OFF IN ANY DOZEN DURING JUNE

Heirloom Vineyards Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Awards

Posted January 18, 2018

Vintage 2018

  • Women's Wine & Spirits Awards UK 2020 - Double Gold Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine & Spirits Competition 2020 - Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - 92 Points
  • Regan Drew, Vinonotebook - 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 - Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Silver Medal

"Opens with bay, black olive before big puffs of varietal cassis, violets, leafy young eucalypt and chocolatey oak with a vanilla tinge. Minty fresh, full bodied with firm and grainy tannins and a little prickle of heat. Sways through modernity of fruit forwardness before the reminder of earthier solid Coonawarra with blackcurrant and eucalypt. Medium length and fine persistence through the back end of the palate."  Regan Drew

Vintage 2017

  • James Halliday, Australian Wine Companio, 93 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020- Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 - Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • Woman Wine & Spirit Award UK 2020 – Gold Medal
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2019 – TOP 100
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019 – Silver, 93 Points
  • Hong Kong International Wine Competition 2019 – Silver
  • China Wine Competition 2019 – Silver 79 Points
  • The Real Review, Huon Hooke – Silver 91 Points

"A classically structured Coonawarra cabernet, not relying on obvious fruit, but elegant and understated in a positive way. A very cedary bouquet, with variety, region, and probably oak contributing to the effect. Quite austere on the palate, some sweetness of fruit emerging as you hold it in the mouth, a touch earthy, then firm tannin following. Old school."  Steven Creber

Vintage 2016

  • AWC Vienna International Wine Show 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Wine & Spirit Challenge 2018 - Gold Medal 96 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine Competition 2019 - Silver Medal
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2019 - Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2019 Tranche 1 – Silver Medal, 93 Points
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 90 Points

Vintage 2015

  • China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2018 – Trophy, Coonawarra Cabernet of the Year and Double Gold
  • China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Double Gold
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Korea Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points

Vintage 2014    

  • Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2017 – Gold Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal

Vintage 2011

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 93 Points

"Bright crimson-purple; a tightly structured and framed cabernet, with the earthy notes Coonawarra can provide not softened by oak, but carried by the cassis fruit and firm tannins. Austere, yet classic, rather like a Bordeaux from the '70s."

 Heirloom Vineyards Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon