2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is awarded ‘Best of Show’ at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is awarded ‘Best of Show’ at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

The Deep Woods 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the world’s most recognised wine show, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

The Deep Woods Estate wine was the only Australian Cabernet Sauvignon to be recognised as Best in Show and one of just two Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world to be crowned Best in Show.

Launched in 2004 and now in its 19th year, DWWA is the world’s largest and most influential global wine competition. This year’s competition saw a record number of wines judged, with 18,244 wines from 54 countries tasted by 250 of the world’s most trusted wine experts, including 41 Masters of Wine. Only 50 wines of the total 18,244 were awarded Best in Show.

The Deep Woods 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 97 points – the highest score of this year’s show and given to only a small number of top wines.

Alongside this impressive score, show judges also provided the following tasting note: “The world's greatest red wines often seem infused with a sense of refinement and ease when mature, no matter how dense and impenetrable they appear in youth. This hallmark of this finely crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River is that, youthful as it is, it’s able to convey both density and refined ease simultaneously. In colour it's dark black-purple, and you'll find remarkable fruit concentration and closeness of texture in the mouth. Yet the aromas are warm, open and resonant, pure and unthrusting, and such is the clarity of organisation of the palate, finesse of the tannins and delicacy of that fruit that it already drinks with the serenity of a fully mature wine. Fine craftsmanship here.”

This success comes on the back of other domestic and international wine show wins for the Deep Woods Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. In the last ten years this wine has been awarded an astounding 38 Gold Medals and 17 Trophies, including the esteemed Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy and two Max Schubert Trophies.

On this incredible achievement, Chief Winemaker Julian Langworthy said: “We are supremely proud of Deep Woods to be awarded ‘Best in Show’ at this year’s Decanter wine awards, making our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the world’s best Cabernet, alongside Clos du Val of the Napa Valley. It is a true recognition of just how wonderful our unique region of Margaret River is and how committed the entire Deep Woods team is to the production of the world’s finest wines.

“This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon which I love. It’s like a lens for site quality and only in the most exceptional sites does it truly excel. The Yallingup Hills region in Margaret River is such a site – the goldilocks of grape growing if you will. Never too hot or too wet or too cold, it’s just right. With deep sandy gravels over clay and the dual maritime influence of the Indian Ocean and  Geographe Bay, Cabernet Sauvignon loves it here and the wines shine with our wonderful terroir.”

Today’s Decanter award once again highlights the outstanding calibre of the Deep Woods Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and recognises it as Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, and the equal best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world.

A huge congratulations to Julian and the winemaking team at Deep Woods on producing another exceptional Reserve wine.

Pre-release

To celebrate this exceptional wine, we are offering a limited pre-release allocation of the 2020 vintage. Click on the link here to secure your allocation and get first access to Australia’s and the world'sbest Cabernet Sauvignon.

Please note, wine will be shipped from October 1st 2022.

Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Awards

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Top Gold – Wine Show of Western Australia 2012
  • Gold – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012
  • Gold – National Wine Show of Australia 2012
  • Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2012
  • Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
  • Double Gold – China Wine and Spirits Awards 2013
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Show of Western Australia 2012
  • Trophy – Best Red Wine of Show – Wine Show of Western Australia 2012

2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013
  • Gold – Wine Show of Western Australia 2013

2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2013
  • Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
  • Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014
  • Gold – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2014
  • Gold – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2014
  • Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2014
  • Gold – China Wine and Spirits Awards 2014
  • Trophy – Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon Blend or Blend of Bordeaux Varieties – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2014
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2014
  • Trophy – Best Red Wine in Show – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2014
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Margaret River Wine Show 2014
  • Trophy – Best Red Wine in Show – Margaret River Wine Show 2014

2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2015
  • Gold – Wine Show of Western Australia 2015
  • Gold – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015

2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
  • Gold – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2016
  • Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2016
  • Gold – Wine Show of Western Australia 2016
  • Gold – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016
  • Gold – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016
  • Trophy – Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
  • Trophy – Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon Blend or Blend of Bordeaux Varieties – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016

2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017
  • Gold – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017
  • Gold – Wine Show of Western Australia 2017

2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018
  • Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018
  • Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2018
  • Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2018
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Perth Royal Wine Show 2018

2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2019
  • Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2019
  • Trophy – Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2019

2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020
  • Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2020
  • Gold – Margaret River Wine Show 2020
  • Gold – James Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge 2020

2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2021

2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Best in Show – Decanter World Wine Awards 2022

 * Top Joint Cabernet Sauvignon in the world as judged by Decanter World Wine Awards 2022