Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most-planted grape variety; it is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.

The small thickly skinned grapes give deeply coloured wines with lots of tannin and acidity and strong aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, pepper and mint. Oak is frequently used, softening the tannins and adding smoke, vanilla, coffee and cedar flavours - some might say cigar box. Cabernet Sauvignon cannot ripen in cool climates or cool years, but is a good variety for making wines which age well - its appeal is less about primary fruit aromas and more about the subtle flavour compounds which evolve over years of bottle ageing.

Bordeaux is the classic home for Cabernet Sauvignon - it has a moderate maritime climate with long, warm autumns. Although it is almost invariably blended with other grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant variety on the Left Bank and the best sites are on gravel grounds. The wines have high levels of tannin and acidity, medium alcohol and a long finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon is widely grown in Australia, and Chile produces high quality varietal and blended wines which often have green pepper and blackcurrant leaf characteristics accompanied by black cherry and blackberry flavours. The best regions are the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys.

South Africa produces some very good blends and varietals, which typically have less intense fruit and more herb flavours. The wines from Stellenbosch are close to the Bordeaux style and have high levels of tannin and acidity.


Gran Reserva Envero

Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley, Chile

Carménère 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Red-violet in colour, brilliant and vivid, this Apaltagua Gran Reserva Envero shows ripe blackberries, tobacco, and spices. It possesses a remarkable combination of ripe fruit notes and oak mixed with vanilla. Its flavour is juicy, full, and concentrated, highlighting the softness in the mouth and the raspberry and plum tannins with a touch of tobacco. It has a long and lingering finish

ABV 14.5%

Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon

Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

The Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense ruby red colour. A delicious, rounded taste, forward red fruit flavours, and sweet tannins are followed by a fresh, balanced finish

ABV 14.0%

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

This Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized as being a sophisticated and elegant wine, in which touches of strawberry and cherry are well emphasized. In the mouth, it possesses a delicate, velvet, full-bodied taste, and has a generous lingering finish.

ABV 14.0%

Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

Apaltagua
Maipo Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

This Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in colour and possesses red fruit flavours distinguished by cherries and strawberries with vanilla and tobacco notes. Its taste is fresh with a balanced, pleasant acidity. It has a very open structure of tannins delivering delicious fruit and chocolate blends

ABV 14.0%

Castillo de Benízar

Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Rasberry in colour, with aromas of red fruits, strawberry and redcurrent. Sweet on the palate, with an elegant finish.

ABV 13.5%

Estola Gran Reserva

Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Tempranillo 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%

Warm and full of black fruit flavours with a touch of pepper and nutmeg. Good balance with a long velvety finish. Great with Cheeses and Stews

ABV 13.5%

Initial de Desmirail Margaux

Château Desmirail
Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 5%

A beautifully smooth, ripe claret, with a deep garnet colour, supple blackcurrant and plum flavours and an intense but soft, approachable texture.

ABV 13.0%

Château Langoa-Barton

Château Langoa & Leoville Barton
Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 73%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 10%

ABV 12.5%

Château Léoville-Barton

Château Langoa & Leoville Barton
Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 5%

ABV 13.0%

Reserve Léoville Barton

Château Langoa & Leoville Barton
Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Franc 2%

Huge colour, very densely packed fruit and marvellous elegance, a touch of violets and lift on the palate shows red breed, superb fruits, tannins and length.

ABV 13.0%

Feritas Appassimento IGT

Corte Alta
Valpolicella, Italy

Corvina 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Rondinella 10%, Merlot 10%

Ruby red with touch of violet, great density in the glass expresses good structure. Pleasantly spicy with hints of red currants and mature fruit. Warm, soft, persistent with hints of dried fruit which is reminiscent of Amarone.

ABV 14.5%

Anjou Rose

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire Valley, France

Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Cabernet Sauvignon

Almost medium dry, Salmon pink in colour. This wine has delightful fruit flavours and aromas of Summer fruits. Ripe and refreshing palate.

Ideal for drinking by itself it also matches well with salads and lighter style pork dishes.

ABV 10.5%

Tastet 'Thésaurus' Cabernet & Merlot

Domaine Denis Tastet
Côte de Gascogne, South West, France

Cabernet Franc 75%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon

It is a rich and complex wine, its nose is very fruity with aromas of red fruits (raspberry, blackcurrant and morello cherry). Its mouth is supple and the tannins are present. A heavy-bodied wine that expresses itself with finesse.

It is a wine of pleasure with silky and melted tannins which will seduce you by its very fruity nose. Best enjoyed within 2 or 3 years after the vintage.

It should be served between 16 and 18°C and best accompanies cold meats, red meats, grills and cheeses.

ABV 12.5%

Château Lamothe Cissac

Domaines Fabre
Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 5%, Cabernet Franc 2%

The vintages of Château Lamothe-Cissac exhibit a dark ruby colour in the first years. Aerating the wine displays a large spectrum of aromas : notes of red (blackcurrant) and jammy fruits associated with soft spices and subtle vanilla . Well-balanced palate with soft tanins and a very delicate finish. Excellent ageworthiness. Cellaring a few years will develop a complex mix of leather, undergrowth and smoky notes.

ABV 13.0%

Château Landat

Domaines Fabre
Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 5%

Glistening colour combined with an elegant and fine nose. Aerating the wine displays a large spectrum of aromas : black fruits, nougat, and grilled notes. Fleshy and supple on the palate. with a lingering finish. Cellaring a few years will develop tertiary aromas : musk, undergrowth and complex oak notes.

ABV 12.5%

Château La Tonnelle

Domaines Fabre
Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 5%

The vintages of Château La Tonnelle exhibit a dark sustained colour with aromas of red/black cherry fruit. Rich and supple entry, Fruity non the palate with delicate and lightly toasted oak notes. Long and silky finish. After a few years, the tanins soften and then give way to a charming blend.

ABV 13.0%

Cavalier Rose Brut NV

G.F. Cavalier
Loire Valley, France

Grenache/Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon

The mouth is savoury with a herb acid edge to the strawberry fruit. The nose is soft and full of red fruit aromas. A lovely rosé colour with fine bubbles and good balance. Perfect for cocktail time or sweet fruit or dessert.

ABV 12.0%

Hoopenburg 'Bushvine' Cabernet Sauvignon

Hoopenburg Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

This wine boasts full, well-developed open aromas and flavours combining green pepper, cassis and fresh blackberry fruit with a pleasant meat extract character, probably imparted during the 18 month in second-fill French oak, a gorgeous, tasty, delicate Cabernet combining modern appeal with traditional classicism. Medium-bodied, it’s to be enjoyed with venison, lamb stew, meat pastas or rare beef.

ABV 14.5%

Integer Cabernet Sauvignon - Hoopenburg

Hoopenburg Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

This Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with flavours of blackcurrants and prunes, with a sprinkling of mixed dry herbs combined with a sleek and elegant structure.

ABV 13.0%

Huaquén Cabernet Sauvignon

Huaquén
Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

A sophisticated and elegant wine in which touches of strawberry and cherry are well emphasized. It possesses a delicate full-bodied taste and generous finish in which the touches of vanilla and herbs stand out.

ABV 14.0%

Huaquén Reserva Cabernet

Huaquén
Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

ABV 14.0%

Kirkton Vale Shiraz Cabernet

Kirkton Vale
Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Syrah/Shiraz 42%

A rich intense and full bodied red wine with startling berry fruit aromas and flavours balanced with an abundance of oak and firm tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure perfectly compliments the fruit and chocolate flavours of Shiraz, for a complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark, a luxurious treat.

ABV 14.5%

La Réserve de Rafègue Cabernet Sauvignon

La Réserve de Rafègue
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

A beautiful deep red colour with a hint of blue. The nose is powerful with notes of black fruit and spices with a dash of vanilla and cloves. At the start, the mouth is rich and velvety. The intense concentration is carefully balanced by the freshness and the delicacy of the tannins.

Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon as an aperitive, with duck and olives or with a lamb curry.

Monster Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon

Shaw Family Vintners
McLaren Vale, Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Beautiful aromas of blackberries, eucalyptus, chocolate and mint. On the palate it is smooth and full bodied and finishes with fine tannins. Wonderfully elegant on the surface but has powerful underlying varietal characters that may take you by surprise.

ABV 14.5%

Steeple Jack Cabernet/Merlot

Steeple Jack
Australia

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Choc mint and cherry flavours result in a soft, velvet finish.

ABV 14.5%

Steeple Jack Cabernet Sauvignon

Steeple Jack
Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Blackcurrant, plum and tobacco leaf dominate the nose. Full, rich, fleshy palate of mulberry, black cherry and spice upfront laced with hint of Dutch chocolate and mint supported by fine texture, reasonable acidity with chalky fine tannins on the finish.

ABV 14.5%

Stonemason Cabernet Sauvignon

Stonemason
Currency Creek, Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Classic varietal characters of blackcurrant and chocolate mint supported by subtle oak, Complex, structured and full bodied.

ABV 14.0%

Château Freybernat

Yvon Mau
Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

A classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it has an intense deep red colour and aromas of ripe black fruit with hints of jam and spices. It is a well-balanced wine with good structure, mellow tannins and a lovely ripe-fruit aftertaste in the finish. It was awarded a Silver Medal at the Concours de Bordeaux 2011.

ABV 13.0%


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