Wine Accolades

You may have noticed that this vineyard has not produced wines under its own label, Eleven Paddocks for a number of years now, as some more recent former owners prior to our family had a focus on sale of fruit only to other winemakers, who produced wines under their own label.

However, in the past, Eleven Paddocks wines from the Landsborough estate vineyard enjoyed a solid reputation for distinctive quality, which, as the vines have matured, has no doubt strengthened in potential over time. This heritage of excellence is something which we hope to capture in our future releases, which we are sure our new generation of customers will equally savor.

Let’s step back in time, and recap some of the earlier releases produced from our vineyard that our research has identified.

If you are an old customer of Eleven Paddocks from many years past, and still have some of these vintages in stock within your cellar, we would greatly appreciate it if you got in contact with us and sharing your experience of how these wines have matured over the years.

2003- Cabernet Sauvignon (Mix of 11 paddocks and other local Landsborough fruit)

Wine matured for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels”

2004- Shiraz (Gabriel Horvat) (Mix of 11 Paddocks and great western fruit)

“Matured for 1516 months in 100% American oak (approx. 25% new oak). Recent barrel tastings indicate a fine, delicate and spicy wine with a long finish”

  • BRONZE- 2006 Ballarat Wine show
  • Winestate- 3 Stars, “recommended”
  • Award Winner (6th of 84 entries in class)  in French chamber of commerce Victorian wine show “Le Concours Des Vins Du Victoria 2006”
  • James Halliday 4.5 Stars (91/100)

2004- Cabernet Sauvignon (Gabriel Horvat)

 “Wine matured for 15-16 months in 100% American oak (approx. 25% new oak). Recent barrel tastings indicate a slightly bigger, more complex wine than the 2003 as we would expect with the vineyard that little bit older”

  • 91/100 2007 Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

2005- Cabernet Sauvignon (Gabriel Horvat)

“Matured in French and American oak for 16 months, this is a finely structured wine with an excellent balance of fruit & oaky tannins”

  • Winestate 4 Stars (Equal top of category in Victorian edition)
  • Winestate Annual 2008 “Top 4 Vic Cabernet”
  • GOLD- 2007 Boutique Wine Show- Sydney
  • BRONZE- 2007 Cowra Wine Show
  • BRONZE- 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show (11th of 159 Entries)
  • BRONZE- 2007 Ballarat Show
  • BRONZE Vins de Concours (French Australian Chamber of Commerce)
  • 87/100 2008 Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

2005 McKinlay Shiraz (Gabriel Horvat)

“A wine made of the highest quality fruit that has enjoued extended barrel maturation geared towards new oak, providing a balance of flavour, depth and longevity”

  • Winestate – 3 Stars
  • 92/100- James Halliday Wine Companion
    • “Lively Cool-grown style, with spicy black fruits… Commands respect”
  • BRONZE- 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
  • BRONZE- 2007 Cowra Wine Show
  • BRONZE- 2008 Cowra Wine Show
  • SILVER- 2008 Boutique Wine Awards
  • BRONZE- 2008 Cairns Wine Show

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gabriel Horvat)

“Handcrafted and then matured for 18 months in French and American oak, the resulting wine is finely structured and shows the hallmark characteristics of the region”

2006 Eleven Paddocks Mckinlay Shiraz (Gabriel Horvat)

“Wine made from perfectly ripened fruit combined with a mix of French and American oak, featuring a complex flavour profile of spice, dark chocolate and prune.”..

  • BRONZE- 2008 Boutique Wine Awards
  • BRONZE- 2009 Cairns Wine Show
  • Winestate- 3 Stars
  • 89/100 2009 Australian Wine companion, James Halliday

2006 Eleven Paddocks Shiraz (Gary Mills)

“Crimson-purple; elegant wine, the restrained alcohol immediately apparent, and not depriving the well-focused palate of juicy fruit flavours; clean finish”

  • 93/100 2008 Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday
  • BRONZE- 2009 Cairns Wine Show

2006 Eleven Paddocks Chardonnay (Gary Mills) (Mix of 11 paddocks and Grampians vineyard)

“Carefully crafted from hand picked fruit….Partially barrel fermented than matured in French oak barriques for 11 months, the result in a finely structured wine with a balance of oak and fruit characters”

  • “4 glasses” 2009 Australian Wine Companion

2008 Mckinlay Shiraz (Gary Mills)

“Crimson-purple; a vibrant wine, with juicy, peppery red fruit flavours on the medium-bodied, long palate, finishing with an appealing spicy,savoury twist.”

  • 93/100 2010 Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday
  • BRONZE- Victorian Wines Show

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gabriel Horvat)

“Basket pressed and then matured for 16 months in American oak, the resulting wine is lighter in style making it great with food”

  • Successfully accredited for international export

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