Stella Bella Luminosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 Winner

It’s hard graft whittling down 300-plus entries to 50, let alone a Top 25, but when it came to this year’s number one it’s hard to say it was close, such was the elegance, character of fruit, savoury detail, regional charm, judicious winemaking seasoning and sublime texture of our winner. A phenomenal release from a vaunted Margaret River producer, this wine delivers beauty in youth, poise and grace, but has potential for an exceptionally long life in cellar. An outstanding wine, justly rewarded.