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.
Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and cherries on the
nose with nuances of vanillin spice. Lush fruit
flavours are present on the palate backed by
well-integrated oak and firm tannins that lead to a
Item Code: ITM2441
A fragrant bouquet of dark fruit, cedar and peppery spice leads onto a palate ripe with flavours of blackberries, cassis and spice. Fine tannins create an elegant balance resulting in a full-flavoured yet finely structured Cabernet.
Item Code: ITM3036
Cabernet’s structure and Merlot’s plush fruit combine in a rounded, full and rich style. Cape Mentelle’s 2014 Trinders is a sumptuous Australian take on this classic Bordeaux blend.
Item Code: ITM5718
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
"A lovely example of Margaret River's famous variety – Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful ripe, sweet fruit aromas are perfectly matched with classy French oak. The mid-palate shows fleshy sweet fruit backed by firm but well-balanced tannins." Tasting Panel Chair, Ian McKenzie
Item Code: ITM5368
Dark cherry red in colour with purple hues, this wine presents a fragrant fruit driven nose with hints of dried herbs and violets. On the palate rich raspberry, blackberry and cassis fill the mouth while undertones of mint, cedar and spice add a savoury edge. Firm tannins create excellent balance and lead to a long, elegant finish.
Item Code: ITM4678
From the picturesque Abbey Vale vineyard comes this ultra-premium wine, made by Jimmy Watson winner Julian Langworthy. This blend is all about poise and regional expression. Deep and inviting aromas of ripe red fruits, plum and violet are complemented by notes of bay leaf and liquorice. The palate is well-rounded with generous layers of fruitcake, spice and lush red fruits, all of which are supported by cedar-like oak and fine, juicy tannins that provide incredible persistence.
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Item Code: ITM5351
"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: ITM6739
A classic Margaret River Cabernet with layers of complexity. Fragrant aromas of blackberry and chocolate with briary notes move onto a plush palate of forest fruits and cedary oak. Fine-grained tannins add structure and depth, guiding the wine to a lengthy and satisfying finish.
Item Code: ITM4701
“Mellow perfume of blue and black berry fruits, bay leaf, pepper, mint, undergrowth. Soft sigh across the palate then tannins and herbal character weave through to a fine tug of tannin. I like the little detail in spice, wood and earthiness, but its that gentle fruit sweetness and sheets of softness to texture that woo most. Not particularly complex, but it’s a lovely, lovely thing to drink.” Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM6584
Incredible depth of colour with concentrated flavours redolent of blackcurrant and bramble. Firm, savoury tannins round the palate while concentrated black fruits fill the mouth.
Item Code: ITM4094
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
The bouquet displays an array dark fruits with subtle notes of crushed herbs and violet. The palate fills the mouth with delicate flavours of blackberry and cassis, which are balanced by lovely savoury undertones and fine tannins. This is a wine of elegance, complexity and length.
Item Code: ITM4677
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
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
A generous blend with a bit of Cabernet Franc in the mix. It’s elegant and juicy with a soft core of spicy red and black fruits. Delicious drinking now but will reward further with time.
Item Code: ITM5433
Blackcurrant, earth and cedar aromas leap from the glass, while the palate shows generous notes of blackberry and cassis with minty undertones and a fresh acid line.
Item Code: ITM5581
“A powerfully built cabernet of outstanding potential. A great wine, and possibly the best yet from Cape Mentelle.” Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM6027
Sourced from vines planted in 1944, this wine reveals a lifted bouquet of ripe red fruits, dark chocolate and mint. Ribbons of cassis, blackcurrant and boysenberry fill the mouth, while notes of sawdust and liquorice linger in the background. Firm tannins and balanced French oak nuances complete the picture, providing structure, complexity and length.
Item Code: ITM5027
Powerful yet elegant with ripe blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours underpinned by notes of liquorice, vanilla, earth and spice. Firm tannins frame the palate and contribute to an effortlessly lengthy finish. A great future awaits.
Item Code: 29832
This wine has the perfect balance of power and elegance. Sweet, bright red berries fuse with structural vanillin oak and fine, silky tannins to create a unified wine. A long and rewarding future awaits.
Item Code: ITM5435
A highly sought after Margaret River Cabernet with Australia's most prestigious wine award already under its belt, this Jimmy Watson Trophy winner is all class. Bold flavours of cassis, blackberry and cedar show all the confident power of a young Humphrey Bogart while its balance and refined structure recall the timeless elegance of Lauren Bacall. This is a film noir star among wines – one for now and for the ages. A classic.
Item Code: ITM4089
"This is an impressively endowed vin de garde that should age effortlessly for 20-30 years. How Anthony Barton continues to fashion uncompromisingly primordial Bordeaux that are always among the biggest and densest of all the St.-Juliens is beyond me, but he does it year in and year out. Moreover, when it’s time to set the price, he appears to have the consumer foremost in his mind. The 2004 is a classic Léoville-Barton meant for long aging. Concentrated, with loads of smoke, creme de cassis, forest floor, and earthy notes emerge from this impressive, but oh, so backward wine. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+." Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM4622
"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