Cabernet Sauvignon’s spiritual home, and perhaps its true origin, is in Bordeaux, where it tends to be blended with other varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Australian Cab Savs are commonly made as single varietal wines, with Coonawarra and Margaret River heading most wine lovers’ lists of Cabernet regions.
Ripe black fruit, plum and dried herb aromas lead to a palate that is rich and structured with fine, grippy tannins. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM21638
Bright aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and mint continue onto the palate. Full-bodied with firm tannins and well-integrated oak from time in French and American oak. Juicy, well-structured and loaded with flavour this wine is a great bargain.
Item Code: ITM22211
Varietal cassis aromas are supported by blackberry, mint and forest floor characters on the palate. Maturation for 22 months in a mixture of new and old French and American oak adds structure and layers of complexity.
Item Code: 30009
A blend of 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, this well-balanced Bordeaux shows mocha and spicy notes supporting red and black fruits. Elegant and approachable.
Item Code: ITM15332
Richly flavoured with pure dark berry flavours of mulberry, cassis and plum. Well integrated cedar/mocha oak creates great length and balance. Solid but very fine grained tannin structure completes this well rounded wine.
Item Code: ITM5942
Crafted from selected parcels of intense Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from the exceptional 2015 vintage in Avoca, comes this richly layered and sophisticated Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is a tapestry of blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, intertwined with forest floor, mint, spice and cedar oak characters. Fine grained tannins create an opulent mouthfeel and lead to a long, lingering finish. Pure Cabernet Sauvignon in style, this wine can be enjoyed now or cellared years to come.
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Item Code: ITM7641
This blend boasts an alluring bouquet of plum, raspberry, dark chocolate and a floral lift. The palate is elegant yet intense with blackberry, plum and cassis, supported by a fine tannin structure and fresh acidity. A well-balanced wine with generous fruit expression and longevity.
Item Code: ITM4648
With an RRP of $70 and yours for just $29.99 in a six pack, this gorgeous Shiraz Cabernet blend is too hot a deal for us to show you the bottle. From a Society favourite winery, it is intensely flavoured and beautifully balanced. A wine for the long haul but one that is already drinking well now. Either way, at this price you can’t go wrong.
Item Code: ITM15059
"This is one of the best wines that Deep Woods Estate makes and the one that I cellar for special occasions - and also drink it on a Tuesday with pizza." Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker
Item Code: ITM15337
A powerful and intense red with generous blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit flavours. Fine tannins and cool acidity complete a harmonious wine that is excellent now but will get better with careful cellaring to 2024.
Item Code: ITM5757
“A cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc, petit verdot blend, indirectly nodding to Bordeaux, part of the Aquitaine region. This oozes class from every pore, every inch along the palate having something to contribute to this lovely wine. Blackcurrant/cassis, ripe, full tannins, classy oak (and integration) are all cause for joy.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15407
Aromas of violets and glazed cherries are supported by hints of cedar, cassis and forest floor. The palate enters with fine-grained tannins and is followed by notes of bright raspberries and mulberries. A wonderful expression of Margaret River Cabernet from an exceptional vintage.
Item Code: ITM4836
Medium bodied and tightly wound with fine layers of oak overlaying dark and ripe Cabernet fruits. It is clearly varietal with finely polished, persistent tannins and savoury fruit sweetness on the finish. A classical Margaret River Cabernet that will reward cellaring.
Item Code: ITM7612
Rich aromatics of violet, licorice, cassis and chocolate. The palate is dense and captivating with vibrant dark fruit and violet flaovurs backed by chocolatey spice and fine tannins. Well-structured, flavoursome and exceptional length.
Item Code: ITM6655
"A thoroughly attractive cabernet from start to finish, sustained throughout by perfectly ripened cassis fruit, the bouquet aromatic, the palate medium-bodied, the finish balanced. This is an emphatic drink now style, although its balance will secure its long term future." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15287
"Silken mouthfeel. Good fruit power. Ultra-fine tannin and impressive length. It’s not a big or burly cabernet but it impresses from the outset, and for all the right reasons. It’s creamy, chocolatey, curranty and varietal, its more herbal side tucked neatly within. Pure cabernet." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM17702
“A powerfully built cabernet of outstanding potential. A great wine, and possibly the best yet from Cape Mentelle.” Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM6027
"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. I raved about the 2006 Château Grand Puy-Lacoste when I tasted it from barrel ten years ago. It has evolved a really quite beautiful, very classic Pauillac bouquet with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and wild mint aromas that deftly absorb the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, perhaps a more forward "GPL" than other vintages, but there is genuine fineness to the tannin and that backward finish has great precision. There is the substance to suggest that it will be a long-term Left Bank and you could probably broach it after another 3-4 years. Tasted January 2016." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4613
"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's tasting and at the château, the 2006 Calon Segur was current winemaker Vincent Millet's first vintage. In many ways, you can see it as one of the last of the "old style" Calon Segur wines with a higher percentage of Merlot than nowadays (the 2006 consists of 33% Merlot), while I aver that the tannins are not as fine as they are nowadays. The Merlot component is vividly expressed on the nose with ravishing ripe red cherries, kirsch and strawberry, just slightly smudged by the alcohol. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, quite sexy in style but it does not have the class of more recent vintages and it seems to have remained tough up on the finish. It will loosen up with time, so afford this another 6-8 years in bottle. Tasted January 2016." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4616
"Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied, highly extracted, broodingly backward, dense, and deep, this impressively endowed offering is built for the long term. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028.
One of the classic wines of Bordeaux and still realistically priced, Léoville-Barton is becoming increasingly popular because of the extraordinary quality/price ratio it offers." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4619
"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Léoville-Barton has a surprisingly rich and opulent bouquet at first, although it calms down with aeration, offering crushed violet and black cherry scents, reminiscent of a fine Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. Here the class begins to appear with fine balance and poise, but like the Langoa, it lacquers the mouth with tannins and feels very backward, surprising given the vintage. Cellar this for another decade, folks. Tasted January 2016." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4610
"[The wine] offers a dark ruby/plum color, nicely evolved notes of roasted herbs, sweet cherries and currants, and loamy earth, medium-weight, light to moderate tannin, and an elegant style." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4579
"A spectacular wine, and one that could have been bought for a song when it was released, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. Strutting all of its nobility, richness and majesty in 2014, it boasts abundant notes of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and a hint of lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, dense and fully mature, it is capable of lasting another 7-10 years. This beauty is a big-time sleeper of the vintage." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4624