Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Hastwell & Lightfoot McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

I read somewhere that McLaren Vale is not so well known for its Cabernet Sauvignon.  I have to admit, I can’t remember where I read it, but Shiraz and Grenache were the main red varieties given the most focus in … Continue reading

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2016 Angullong Orange Region Cabernet Sauvignon

After tasting this wine from the Orange region of New South Wales, it got me thinking.  Is it getting to the point where the list of the more well known Cabernet Sauvignon regions of Australia is becoming longer?  I say … Continue reading

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2015 Gartelmann ‘Jonathon’ Mudgee Cabernet Sauvignon

Worldwide there are apparently 341,000 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon.  In Australia there are approximately 25,000 hectares of vines.  Clearly, when it comes to both of these figures, I have only tasted the tip of the Cabernet Sauvignon wine iceberg, … Continue reading

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2016 Hastwell & Lightfoot Cabernet Sauvignon

I love food.  Mind you, I don’t know many people who don’t.  When my wife is in the kitchen doing what she does so well, cooking (amongst other things of course), and working her magic, the aromas that spread throughout … Continue reading

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2018 Pig in the House Cabernet Sauvignon

I love the name of this wine, Pig in the House.  It conjured up so many thoughts of an introduction for this review before moving onto the tasting notes.  Politicians and Parliament came to mind and I even thought about … Continue reading

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2015 Huntington ‘Bin 25’ Cabernet Sauvignon

There’s plenty of ‘new wave’ things around these days.  At my age, I have trouble keeping up with all the new gadgets and gizmos in the high tech world.  To a certain extent it’s no different in the wine world.  … Continue reading

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2014 Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

There is no doubting the pedigree of this wine.  The first one was 1987 and this one is the current release.  I’ve tried a few over the years and was going to say this is the ‘greatest’ but my judgement … Continue reading

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2016 Best’s Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon

There are regions in Australia that are more commonly known for their Cabernet Sauvignon than Great Western in Victoria (I was going to say more popular but that would be an incorrect assumption).  Although Great Western is known more for … Continue reading

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2010 Patrick of Coonawarra ‘Grande Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon

When this wine appeared at a tasting recently, I said nothing else to those in attendance except, “put that one aside and try it later.”  A couple of people went home but the majority stayed and they remembered what I’d … Continue reading

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2015 Windowrie Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

I’m not a fan of being sneaky when it comes to serving wine to my wife.  99 times out of 100, I’ll tell her what wine she is about to taste.  However, sometimes it’s necessary not to as long as … Continue reading

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