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.
Delicious berry jam, star anise and a hint of capsicum on the nose. Cherry, plum and a touch liquorice on the palate with a firm tannin structure and a lingering finish.
Item Code: ITM4742
This wine exhibits pronounced notes of blackcurrant and cedar alongside savoury herbal notes. The palate offers fleshy dark fruits and fresh acidity, which is integrated with a sweet clip of new oak. Length is excellent.
Item Code: ITM5648
A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, this wine displays notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, cedar and tabacco leaf on the nose. The palate is rich and mouth-filling with soft, silky tannins that lead to a lengthy finish.
Item Code: ITM3677
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
Deep ruby in colour with gentle aromas of black and red fruits backed by spicy undertones. The palate is full bodied with lashings of blackcurrant, blackberry, ripe strawberry and cherry, while soft tannins and a hint of vanilla add balance, leading to a satisfying and lengthy finish.
Item Code: ITM2229
Yarra Valley Cabernet … wait, what? Until the fashion for Pinot took hold, the Yarra was renowned for its finely structured Cabernets and this is as good an example as you will find. Classic pencil shavings and tobacco meet chocolate and berries, wrapped in firm but approachable tannins. A brilliant release.
Item Code: ITM6585
"It’s a beauty. It’s perfectly put together. It’s rich with berried fruit flavour and grunty with tannin; both at appropriate levels, both seductive in their own way. Minted, foresty berries with chocolate and woodspice characters. Maybe some herbs. It all just flows, it all just works. And it lingers. It’s made to last/cellar but it’s so well balanced, and so juicy with fruit, that it can be enjoyed now." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6578