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DWWA Award Results 2024

ABS Wine Agencies, Wed 19 Jun 2024

DWWA Award Results 2024

Congratulations to our producers for the results in the Decanter World Wine Awards, including Tokara and Dr Loosen who have won best in show. Find out more on the Decanter website here



Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 - 97 Points

"This intriguing Bordeaux blend from the Cape’s Stellenbosch (Cabernet with, in this case, a little Petit Verdot and Malbec but no Merlot) is splendidly deep in colour and has sophisticated aromas which take the drinker well beyond blackcurrant towards plum, bramble and damson, with sumptuous incense spices lending a little exotic lustre. It’s deep and shows complex fruits on the palate which engage and carry the wine engagingly through to the finish. A juicy acidity provides the principle balancing note, with supple supporting tannins. The winemaking here puts the emphasis on drinkability with detail; there’s no need to age this accessible, agile wine any further (though the quality of the raw materials will carry it through time, too). " View Here - View our tasting note


Dr Loosen, Ürziger Würzgarten Reserve Riesling, Grosses Gewächs 2012 - 97 Points

"Here’s the perfect companion bottle to our Nahe Erste Lagen – a Gosse Lage (meaning that the wine has been grown in one of Germany’s finest vineyards of all) from the Mosel. And, moreover, with ample age: at 12 years old, this Mosel classic is well into its stride, though it will last well from here onwards, too. It's still a youthful green-gold in the glass. The meadow grass, sweet fruits and flowers of youth are now beginning to settle and meld, though without any loss of definition and charm. On the palate, there is an almost spicy wealth of flavour combined with succulent textures, suggesting a warm site; but the wine’s orchestral acidity and stony depth carries that wealth effortlessly, and it leaves the mouth clean and longing for more. It has just a little sugar – 9 g/l. That’s enough to soften the blade of acidity – but still leave it as a useful partner for richer though delicately framed savoury dishes." View Here - View our tasting note




Campbells of Rutherglen Merchant Prince Rare Muscat - 95 Points

"Stunning espresso coffee, intense raisins and sweet toffee mesmerise and astound and carry through to the tremendously deep and smouldering palate. Shapely and long with an almond finish." View Here - View our tasting note




Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2022 - 94 Points

"Focused nose of tight blue fruit and under ripe blackberry; red cherry, strawberry and a bright acidity on the palate." View Here - View our tasting note


Casas Del Bosque Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2022 - 93 Points


"Lovely aromatic nose of apricot, nectarine, marmalade and ginger, palate of bright, lifted acidity and rich apricot." View Here - View our tasting note


Casas Del Bosque Botanic Series La Cantera Sauvignon Blanc 2023 - 92 Points

"Celery salt, light citrus and pepper aromatics, then on to a palate of smoky, saline lemon and a lovely flinty mineral finish." View Here - View our tasting note


Rutherford Hill Winery Merlot 2021 - 92 Points

"Plush nose of fresh forest berry, blueberry and cassis, then to a palate of chocolate, oak spice and fine, pencil lead notes." View Here - View our tasting note


Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2023 - 91 Points

"Nettle, white pepper and lemon leaf aromas with flinty notes. Light, tensile and compact with good focus and length." View Here - View our tasting note


Jordan Wine Estates Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2022 - 91 Points

"Matchstick flint, butter and baked citrus aromas. Rich, creamy, bright and structured but with good freshness and succulence." View Here - View our tasting note


Tokara, Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2022 - 91 Points

"Sweet marshmallow overlay on delicate floral and lemon aromas. Rounded and chalky with texture and succulence. Tangy acidity offsets the ripe citrus notes." View Here - View our tasting note


Tokara Directors Reserve 2021 - 91 Points

"Muddled violet, cassis and liquorice aromas. Assertive but well integrated structural tannins with intense dark fruit and a dusting of savoury oak spice." View Here - View our tasting note


Corryton Burge The Brigadier Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 - 91 Points

"Bold violet, rose petal, mint and raspberry nose with smoky undertones. Medium body, lively and crisp, sinewy palate. Long finish." View Here - View our tasting note


Campbells of Rutherglen Muscat - 91 Points

"Deep tawny colour. Aromas of Brandy and aged tea, with leather and prune nuances. Very sweet and luscious, intense and complex." View Here - View our tasting note


Dr Loosen Goldcapsule Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2003 - 90 Points

"Excellent butterscotch maturity with a sprinkling of tropical fruit and balmy spice. Beautifully sweet with a gentle acidity and length." View Here - View our tasting note


Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 - 90 Points

"Opulent nose of mint, cassis and bramble leaf; palate of dark chocolate, liquorice, smoky, toasty oak and spice." View Here - View our tasting note


Jordan Wine Estates Black Magic Merlot 2022 - 90 Points

"Floral perfume to cherries and toasted vanilla aromas. Juicy palate tempered by dry tannic squeeze with a light cocoa powder nuance." View Here - View our tasting note


Flavia Prephylloxera 2015 - 90 Points

"Dark and red fruit, plums, dried flowers, spice and hint of vanilla elegant with lovely freshness and juicy tannins" View Here - View our tasting note


Casas Del Bosque Reserva Pinot Noir 2022 - 90 Points

"Smoked red fruit and sweet exotic spice aromatics, palate of paprika, clove, liquorice and red cherry." View Here - View our tasting note