This Shottesbrooke Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is a brilliant example of Langhorne Creek; beautifully structured, striking the ideal balance between easy drinking and sophistication. The 2016 Langhorne vintage is hailed as an outstanding success and couple that with a region renowned for best value wine regions anywhere and you have one dead set bargain.
James Halliday thought as much, slapping a 95 point rating on this $12.99 wine, yes you read that correctly, a $12.99 wine.
Here's is review in full: "95 Points. While not particularly deep, the hue is youthful, and the fragrant eucalypt nuances that accompany the fresh cassis of the palate are regional (and shared with Coonawarra). The finely spun tannins are a feature of a medium-bodied cabernet made to be drunk whenever the idea pleases you. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2030" Drink By: 2030. Closure: Screwcap"
While we have plenty of outstanding wines on offer under $20 a bottle, this is one of the best. It's ready to dribnk now but can cellar 5 or so years. Back up the truck as they say.