Global Cabernet Gold for 50 Year Old Vines Cabernet 2013

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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The Chateau Tanunda 50 Year Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 has been awarded Gold at the 2016 Drinks Business Global Cabernet Masters 2016.

Aiming high

Australia also confirmed its ability to craft Cabernets great enough to command high prices, dominating the top medals for wines priced £30-£50 ($50-$85AUD) with the innaugural release of the Chateau Tanunda 50 Year Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 taking out a Gold Medal.  


Only three Masters and 16 gold medals were awarded.

In a crowded wine competition arena, The Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters stands out for its assessment of wines purely by grape variety rather than by region. Divided only by price bracket and, for ease of judging, whether the style was oaked or unoaked, the blind tasting format allowed wines to be assessed without prejudice about their country of origin. Wines were scored out of 100, with those gaining over 95 points being awarded the top title of Master.

Those earning over 90 points were given a Gold, those over 85 points a Silver and those over 80 points a Bronze. The wines were judged by a cherry-picked group of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers on 14 April at the Tramshed in Shoreditch, London. This report only features the medal winners.

The judges:

 -          Patrick Schmitt MW

-          David Round MW

-          Keith Isaacs MW

-          Richard Bampfield MW

-          Patricia Stefanowicz MW

-          Clement Robert MS