23 May 2016
Beresford Wines has received further accolades from prominent Australian wine writer and critic James Halliday, in the recently published 2017 Halliday Wine companion.
Beresford Estate 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 95 points, alongside their Beresford Classic 2014 Shiraz also with 95 points! Further to these ratings Halliday has suggested their cellaring potential being 2032 and 2034 respectively – which is a great testament to the final wines!
This result adds to the performance the winery had last year with 6 of their wines receiving over 92points out of a portfolio of only 11 wines. Nearly 6000 wines are tasted and reviewed as part of the collation for the wine ratings book and wines receiving 95 points or above are rated as “outstanding”.
Beresford Wines Senior Winemaker, Chris Dix said “This is an incredible accolade for the Beresford winemaking team. Our 2014 Estate Cabernet is made from selected parcels of fruit from the Beresford Estate vineyard in the cool sub-region of Blewitt Springs.”
“The wines have a defined sense of vitality and reflect the nuances of the vineyard and the vintage, with parcels harvested separately based on flavour and tannin ripeness. These parcels were then fermented separately in our small batch two and four tonne open fermenters,” Chris said.
Campbell Mattinson from The Winefront has described the 2014 Beresford Classic Shiraz as big and beefy. “It shows plenty of both fruit and oak, and it’s not shy of tannin either. This ripper red makes no excuses for anything; it’s big on everything, including value, thank you very much, and it does it all very well.”
Beresford Wines has built a reputation on producing outstanding wines, quintessential to McLaren Vale. The passionate winemaking team ensure their wines are distinctive with trademark attributes including length, depth, balance and complexity.
Beresford Classic Shiraz 2014, RRP: $28.99
Beresford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, RRP: $50