Margaret River Cabernet Wins the 2018 Halliday Cabernet Challenge

Margaret River Nocturne Cabernet Sauvignon continues a dream run from Julian and Alana Langworthy, winning the third Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge.

Alana Langworthy said “We are super excited to be recognised as this year’s pinnacle of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Winning the Halliday Cabernet Challenge is a dream come true and an amazing triumph for our single vineyard Nocturne wine.

The Cabernet Challenge provides an opportunity for Australian producers of Cabernet Sauvignon to participate in a varietal competition of great national and international interest.”

The 2018 challenge was judged in conjunction with the Langton's Margaret River Wine Show last month. Cabernet Sauvignon of all vintages are eligible and judged by region without judges knowing which region they were officiating.

Wines achieving a Gold Medal score (95 points and over) were selected to determine the Best of Region wine, then each Regional Winner was judged again for the Trophy.

Chair of Judges, Corrina Wright said "To be able to taste the best of the best in Cabernet around the country is quite an honour. It was a super hard fought battle to choose the winning wine, a lot of discussion and a number of worthy cabernets from across the country vying for the title. Cabernet in Australia is in a good place, and seems to be getting better and better every year. I commend to you the regional finalists and winners."