The Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz 2018

Fat Cat Shiraz wins 3 trophies at Barossa Wine Show

September 18, 2020
By Alana House

The Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz 2018 was awarded three trophies at the Barossa Wine Show last night, including Most Outstanding Barossa Wine.

The win for the budget-friendly drop, which is currently on special for $20 at BWS, was described by Chair of Judges Nick Ryan as “a fantastic result for the people’s wine”.

The wine was named Most Outstanding Barossa Wine – Premium Classes, Best Shiraz and Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine – Premium Classes during a live stream of the Barossa Wine Show.

“The Barossa is the home of Shiraz in Australia, so to win any award for a Shiraz from the regional Barossa Wine Show is an incredible honour,” winemaker Richard Quodling (below) said. 

Richard Quodling

“A wine is not only an expression of grapes and terroir by a winemaker. It takes an entire team to make a great wine, from viticulturalists, growers and lab technicians to cellar hands and packaging teams – so we are all excited and will be celebrating this weekend,” he added. 

When Chair of Judges Nick Ryan announced that the Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz 2018 had been awarded wine of the show, he described it as ‘utterly delicious’. 

“[This wine is] plush, fragrant, deeply flavoured, utterly delicious, incredible drinkable,” he added. 

The Cat Among the Pigeons Fat Cat Grenache 2019 was also awarded a gold medal in the award show. 

The judging panel tasted their way through over 400 Barossa wines over three days to award the stand-outs in quality and regional expression.

The Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz 2018 is available exclusively through selected BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores. 

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