Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

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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2015 Mérite Wrattonbully Cabernet

More often than not, when someone pays a premium price for a wine they expect a premium wine.  If they don’t get what they thought they were forking out for, there is usually a bit of a hoo-haa and carry … Continue reading

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2013 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

How often do you see ‘Winemakers Reserve’ or ‘Vineyard Selection’ or, in this case, ‘Special Reserve’ on a bottle of wine?  I’ve seen a few and I don’t have a problem with that except when it’s not backed up with … Continue reading

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2013 Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

I am going to admit to being a little stuck for words after I tried this wine.  I started to write it up and then there was a ‘take 2’ and a ‘take 3’.  It is such a really good … Continue reading

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