The Waxed Bat Reserve 2017

Award Winner

Decanter World Wine Awards
- 2017 GB

Decanter World Wine Awards
95pts Points - 2017 GB

International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - 2017 GB

Argentine legend Opi Sadler is beloved by customers and critics alike for his rich reds. His sumptuous Waxed Bat Reserve is even richer, darker, and more intense than the original – and, it has dozens of illustrious accolades to its name, including a slew of gold medals, international trophies and ‘Best-of-Show’ titles from some of the wine world’s most prestigious competitions.

And the 2016 edition may be Opi’s finest yet, sporting a 95-point, ‘Best-in-Show’ Platinum trophy from the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards. Opi and his team hand harvested the ripest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec from his favorite Mendoza vineyard and, after assembling the perfect blend (70 percent Cabernet, 30 percent Malbec), he gave the concentrated juice a 12-month slumber in the finest oak barrels.

Here are the Decanter judges on what you can look forward to in the glass: “Lots of sumptuous red fruit on nose. Big and bold, with a good fresh finish and lots of chocolatey plum fruit, cassis, tobacco, liquorice and well-integrated oak in between. An extremely polished effort.”

For an equally stunning food match, go for steak, roast beef, rack of lamb, hearty bean stews and more.

Country

Argentina

Varietal

Cabernet Based Blend

Region

Mendoza

Alcohol

14.0%

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2017