Grapes for The Reward are sourced from the Barossa Valley region from vineyards with soil of red-brown loam over shale. Picking started during the third week of March and was completed over a two week period.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Cabernet doesn't always shine in the Barossa Valley as well as it does here, particularly if your perception is bedded in cool Aus regions; here savoury tannins run through blackcurrant fruit, with touches of forest, leaf and leather all hanging together well. Rating 94 - Drink by 2027 - James HAlliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Instantly identifiable as a Cabernet Sauvignon with varietal aromas of blackberry leaf and bright purple fruits alongside subtle flinty notes.
The cooler conditions of this wine have been favorable to this variety with a balanced palate that opens with berries before finishing with spicy cinnamon, clove and nutmeg flavours. All the while, a lovely powdery tannins coat the mouth and linger finish.
A medium-bodied Cabernet that will marry excellently with a char-grilled steak. If hankering for something different, enjoy this with slow cooked pulled pork or lamb shanks. Roasted pumpkin and mushroom pie or a medium spicy Indian curry will do very well too. Hard, bitey cheese are best with The Reward.
Enjoy this classic Barossa Cabernet now, but watch it develop further over the next ten years. Decanting for two hours prior to serving is recommended.