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The 2017 results for the second Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge have been released. The competition was judged in conjunction with the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show earlier in November.

James Halliday announced the regional results and full results which are now available to view at http://www.australiancabernetchallenge.com.au.

The number of wine regions represented increased from 28 to 31 with 9 regions providing a regional winner, an increase from only 6 last year.

Cabernet Sauvignon of all vintages were eligible and judged anonymously by region in a blind tasting.

Wines achieving a Gold score of 95 points and over were selected to determine the best of region wine, then each regional winners was judged again for the Trophy.

Trophy Winner

Mandoon Estate Research Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Best of Region

Coonawarra – St Hugo Vetus Purum Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Geographe – Smallwater Estate Rob’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Great Southern – Forest Hill Vineyard Block 5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Hilltops – McWilliam’s Wines Reserve 660 Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Margaret River – Mandoon Estate Research Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
McLaren Vale – Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Orange – Tamburlaine Reserve Orange Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Wrattonbully – Pepper Tree ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Yarra Valley – DeBortoli Wines Melba Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015