Penny’s Hill has been awarded ‘The World’s Best Cabernet’ at Concours International Des Cabernets, which was held in France on April 25.
Judging for this prestigious wine competition took place on the Seine River by the top Sommeliers in France who are part of the Union de la Sommellerie Française. Penny’s Hill 2014 Edwards Road Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the prestigious award against a line-up of 220 international and Australian Cabernets.
Of the wine, the judges said it “delighted tasters” and is a “magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon, rich and full of promise”.
“For a McLaren Vale producer to win ... shows the diversity and quality of this region,”
- winemaker Alexia Roberts.
“To receive this award only weeks after being named the Best Australian Red Wine of Show for our 2014 Penny’s Hill Footprint Shiraz at Mundus Vini is extremely rewarding and I am delighted to be working with such amazing estate vineyards in the beautiful McLaren Vale.”
The Concours International Des Cabernets was created to showcase and recognise the many great Cabernet varieties around the world.
“The trophy is proof of the excellent wine those grape varieties can produce,” says Tony Parkinson, owner, Penny’s Hill.
“For the producer it represents recognition for a vineyard and its savoir-faire in growing grapes and making wine, all of which put the producer at the top of this category.
“With over 210,000 hectares of Cabernet planted around the world we are thrilled that our two-hectares of Cabernet and our very dedicated and talented winemaker Alexia Roberts, have been recognised with this award in such esteemed company.
“We once again extend huge congratulations to Alexia and her team.”