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.
Intense with distinctive blackcurrant and cassis flavours along with subtle cedar, cigar box and spice. The tannin structure is fine and elegant, while the complex flavours linger on the finish.
Item Code: ITM3018
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 is a refined blend with redcurrant and blackberry balanced by complex notes of cedar-like oak and nuances of dried herbs. Fine, ripe tannins round the palate and contribute to a long and savoury finish.
Item Code: ITM4904
This classic Bordeaux style blend offers lifted aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and cedar with hints of black olive, pepper, violet and tobacco. The palate boasts layers of blackcurrant, tobacco leaf and capsicum, while savoury oak contributes elegance and generous length.
Item Code: ITM4977
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
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
"The colour is deep but vibrant purple-crimson, and the full-bodied palate has the black-fruited power of a weightlifter and the balance of a high wire walker. It is one of those wines with a 100-year life stamped on it." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM7726
"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
“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
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
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
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
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 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
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 delicate array of blackberry, plum, cassis and violet aromas with hints of spice and mint. Richly rounded with mouth-filling fruit flavours followed by a fleshy but firm texture and toasty oak. Great length on the finish, ensure this is a wine of persistent satisfaction.
Item Code: ITM6682
"It’s pure Margaret River. Gravel and blackcurrant, bay and cream. It rumbles and grumbles, as it seduces. There’s perfume aplenty, texture too, sets of tannin and a long filigreed finish. Reduction, toast, choc-mint, florals, black olives; all make appearances here. The cellar beckons." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM7777
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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