Cabernet Sauvignon

The ‘Gerard Depardieu’ of the grape world: world famous, capable of brilliance and sometimes prone to bad behaviour. One might wonder why the relatively small, late ripening, thick skinned grapes are such stars on the world wine stage. The main reason is their stellar appearance in the most prestigious Bordeaux wines. With the right terroir, the blackcurrant flavours can become sublime and the potential for ageing and affinity with oak barrels produces world-beating reds. Don't ignore 'Cab Sauvs' from other countries though. While French Cabernet is definitely an 'A List' wine, there are also great examples from South Africa, Chile, California, Australia and the Lebanon.

Circus 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$17.45

This remarkably easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a fragrant nose of cherry, raspberry and cassis, ahint of spice, and even some secondary characteristics, like leather, mocha and licorice. On the palate, there's some jammy flavours, with red...

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Vina Cobos 2012 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$28.45

"The 2011 Felino Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 8% Syrah and 4% Petit Verdot from Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, aged in French and American oak, of which 20% is new. The nose is well-defined, with blackberry, briar, a touch of cassis and granitic scents...

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