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.
'Destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, 11-15 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (15% new), gold medal National Wine Show '16. Vibrant colour; pure cassis fruit leads the way on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate, but when you look behind the stats and find harvest baumes from 13.2 to 14.1 and cap management in the fermenters you realise the nature and extent of Paul Hotker's magical touch.' Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM24020
Bright aromas of blueberry and cassis on the nose. The palate is richly layered with ripe black fruit interwoven with spice. Fine tannins and oak characters from 20 months spent in French and American oak adds structure, depth and length on the finish.
Item Code: ITM21873
An expressive and elegant Cabernet crafted from 20 year old vines. It include 1% each of Merlot and Malbec for aditional texture and flavour. With 95-points from a top Australian critic, this wine normally retails for $32 at the cellar door but we're able to offer it to you, as a hot mystery deal for $16.99 per bottle and only $15.99 in a straight dozen.
Item Code: ITM22225
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
Rich dark fruits fill the mouth in waves: blackcurrant, blackberry and mulberry, with subtle notes of chocolate and a soft tannin structure. Delicious Cabernet at a great price
Item Code: ITM5955
An aromatic nose of black fruit, herbs and spice. The palate is loaded with complexities from the layers of cassis, blackberry, herbs and spice to the well-integrated grippy tannins. Good lenght and character, this wine is good to enjoy now.
Item Code: ITM23631
Blackcurrant, eucalypt and a touch of capsicum and leafy tobacco on the nose. The ripe palate is supported by dusty tannins providing good texture and complexity.
Item Code: ITM21661
Classic blackberry and cassis with hints of cigar on the nose follow onto the palate where they combine with undertones of spice. Smooth, silky tannins and expressive acidity produce balance and structure and lead to a lingering, elegant finish.
Item Code: ITM21153
Lifted bouquet of dark berry fruits, with hints of earthiness and spice. The palate shows elegant French oak with juicy red fruits, fine dusty tannins, lingering dense fruit with a floral edge. Medium palate weight with well-integrated acid, and an elegant, lingering finish.
Item Code: ITM23625
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was matured in new and 1 to 2 year old French oak barrels for 14-18 months. Exhibiting exquisite aromas of blackcurrant, mint and liquorice with notes of mocha and cigar box. This wine is complemented by an elegant and velvety texture with a fine silky tannin finish.
Item Code: ITM25854
“Unimpeachable varietal expression from the first whiff of the bouquet to the finish of the medium-bodied palate. A fusion of cassis/blackcurrant, black olive, bay leaf and savoury tannins. As is usual, oak plays a minor role in shaping flavour.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18565
A grand Barossa red and an unbelievable price. Aromas and flavours of dark berries and vanilla. Fine-grained tannins and well integrated oak provide excellent structure and length. Ready to enjoy right now.
Item Code: ITM5933
Deep red in colour with ripe mulberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate displays flavours of dark fruits intertwined with dark chocolate oak. Soft mouth-coating tannins create excellent balance.
Item Code: ITM2712
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
Deep, savoury Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, dark cherry, damp earth and cedar mingle with a spicy complexity care of the vibrant Malbec portion (14%) Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.
Item Code: ITM22121
Inviting aromas of cassis, dark cherries and licorice smells with undertones of cedar, dark chocolate & clotted cream. The palate brings juicy fresh berry tart-sweetness, tempered with some chewy but typical Cabernet tannin, leading to enticing cigar box and plush fruit flavours with a lingering finish. Winery Note
Item Code: ITM23642
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
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
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
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