Cabernet lovers get it. Here’s a case of the good stuff, made to hit the spot, at a sweet price too. Enjoy six highly-regarded Cabernets from right across Australia, two bottles of each, at 22% off RRP, and you’ll get free shipping. This pack spans Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and New South Wales. Borders may be unpredictable at the moment, so take your palate on a road trip!What’s not to like?
In this pack, you will find:
Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2018
Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 2018
Byron & Harold Gravity Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2017
Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2017
Tumblong Hills Single Vineyard J-Block Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon, Gundagai 2015
Giaconda Nantua Les Deux Cabernet Sauvignon, Beechworth 2015
Excellent retention of purple-crimson hue; a very smart wine for this little-known GI, its best wines make you pull up short. This wine's texture, structure and cassis-accented varietal character are all excellent.
95 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
The star variety in the stable, and a step up from the other Bordeaux varieties and blends. This is sourced predominately from the older planting circa '74-'88. Dark purple-red, opulent ripe black fruit, a hint of mint and leaf with matching levels of spice and toast from 18 months in 43% new oak. Tannins are fine gravel. Concentrated, dense yet composed. Should age well.
96 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
Includes 15% Great Southern cabernet. A pretty synergistic blend (which might be equally synergistic if the percentages were reversed). Lots of generous blackcurrant/cassis, soft tannins, good balance.
95 points, Wine Companion (March 2019)
85% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot, 4% merlot and 2% each of malbec and old vine matured for 10 months in French oak (30% new). It's bred in the purple, but needs 5-10 years to fully reveal the inherent balance and finesse of the blackcurrant fruit and green olive flavours. Value++.
94 points, Wine Companion (September 2019)
This is classically expressed on the nose showing cassis, dark plum, tobacco and cedary oak characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is supple and lingering. It is wonderfully composed and harmonious with fabulous fruit intensity backed by fine, chalky tannins, finishing long and delectable.
94 points, Wine Orbit (June 2019)
This is immensely appealing on the nose showing creme de cassis, plum, cigar box and floral characters with a touch of pepper spice. The palate delivers excellent weight and concentration, superbly complemented by fine texture and chalky tannins. Wonderfully composed and structured.
95 points, Wine Orbit (July 2019)
Lots of leafy character to this fresh and bright cabernet with currant and cement undertones. Medium body, fine tannins and a crisp finish.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019)
Lovely style of wine here. It’s restrained, perfumed, has a good amount of flavour in the cherry and redcurrant spectrum, a kiss of vanilla and spice oak, a dusty gently herbal Cabernet profile, freshness, and fine length. Good now, and good later too. A delight.
93 points, The Wine Front (October 2019)