Margaret River has once again upheld their reputation as producing some of the state’s best wine as the recently published Decanter Magazine January 2017 edition releases a list of outstanding, highly recommended and recommended wines.

Sarah Ahmed, Justin Knock MW and Anthony Rose conducted the Cabernet Sauvignon tastings, which featured a substantial list of Margaret River wines.

“With climate and soils similar to Bordeaux, it’s unsurprising these Western Australian Cabs share the refined tannins and classic lines of the Médoc.”
Anthony Rose

“They have an Old World feel in terms of their acid and tannin structure.”
Sarah Ahmed

Of the 80 wines tasted 69% scored 86 points or more with;

OUTSTANDING

(95 – 97 points)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

(90 – 94 points)

RECOMMENDED

(86 – 89 points)
The results from Margaret River are as follows:
Outstanding wine

Clairault Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 scored 95 points and took the top spot as the only Outstanding wine on the list.

Highly Recommended

Amelia Park Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 94

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 94

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 94

Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 94

Laurance of Margaret River ICON Cabernet – 93

Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon – 93

Firetail Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 92

Flametree SRS Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 92

Aravina Estate Wildwood Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 91

Deep Woods Grande Selection 2012 – 91

Flying Fish Cove Wildberry Estate Cabernet 2014 – 91

Harvey River Estate Joseph River 2012 – 90

Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 90

Killerby The Foundations 2012 – 90

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 90

Rosily Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 90

Recommended

Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 89

Domaine Naturaliste Morus 2013 – 89

Domaine Naturaliste Rebus 2015 – 89

Flying Fish Cove Two Passions Cabernet 2014 – 89

Forester Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 89

Hay Shed Hill Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 89

Killerby 2014 – 89

Ringbolt 21 Barriques Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – 89

St Margarets Vineyard The Far Side 2014 – 89

Windows Estate Basket Pressed Cabernet 2014 – 89

Woody Nook Gallaghers Choice 2013 – 89

Harvey River Estate Joseph River 2011 – 88

Preveli Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 88

Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Cabernet 2011 – 88

Woodlands Benjamin 2013 – 88

Woodlands Thomas 2012 – 88

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 87

Cullen Diana Madeline 2014 – 87

Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 87

Evans & Tate Redbrook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 87

Fermoy Estate Reserve 2014 – 87

Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 87

Lenton Brae Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 87

Victory Point Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 87

Credaro Kinship Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 86

Deep Woods Reserve 2013 – 86

Firetail Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 86

Forester Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 86

Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 86

Larry Cherubino Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 86

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 86

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 86

Peccavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 86

Preveli Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – 86

Robert Oatley Finisterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 86

Rosabrook Single Vineyard Estate Cabernet 2014 – 86

Vasse Felix Heytesbury 2011 – 86

Watershed Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - 86