The results were published in the April 2009 issue:
Number of wines submitted - 137
Five Stars awarded - 0
Four and a Half stars - 0
Four Stars 11, including Vertex Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007
The panel's average rating for this wine was 16 out of 20. This rating describes the wine as "Excellent - Wine of Distinction".
Tasting Notes: "Cassis and vanilla on the nose. Full bodied with ripe fruit and chunky tannins. Drink now or over 3 years."
Even more good news, a new addition to our family: (New Release) The Bonnievale Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2008. A concentrated wine with a deep red colour, presents flavours of ripe plums, spices and hints of vanilla sweetness. On the palate it shows dark fruits combined with well balanced oak. A generous wine with a rich silky texture that finishes long and smooth. At a price you won't believe!