Posts Tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

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2013 Flor Marché Elise Cabernet Sauvignon. Wilyabrup, Margaret River

Full, mouth coating, generous palate of sweet blackcurrants, plum skins, a lick of black olives and a sprinkling of ground coffee. Bay leaf and tart mouth-watering cranberry on the mid palate. Has both elements of chocolate, milky on the palate

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2013 Flor Marché Elise Cabernet Sauvignon. Wilyabrup, Margaret River

Full, mouth coating, generous palate of sweet blackcurrants, plum skins, a lick of black olives and a sprinkling of ground coffee. Bay leaf and tart mouth-watering cranberry on the mid palate. Has both elements of chocolate, milky on the palate

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2013 Howling Wolves “Six Point Six” Cabernato. Margaret River. 6.6%

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon.      Okay, the thing to remember about this wine is that it’s meant to be served in a tall glass with lots of ice and a few sprigs of mint. Wine purists, look away please. Looking

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2013 Howling Wolves “Six Point Six” Cabernato. Margaret River. 6.6%

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon.      Okay, the thing to remember about this wine is that it’s meant to be served in a tall glass with lots of ice and a few sprigs of mint. Wine purists, look away please. Looking

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2012 Howling Wolves Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River. 14%

This is part of the Howling Wolves “Claw” range.        This is a soft, juicy cabernet that slips down easily. Flavours of blackcurrants, juicy cranberry, bay leaf and nuances of dark chocolate. With time, ground coffee notes emerge. Gentle, fine

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2012 Howling Wolves Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River. 14%

This is part of the Howling Wolves “Claw” range.        This is a soft, juicy cabernet that slips down easily. Flavours of blackcurrants, juicy cranberry, bay leaf and nuances of dark chocolate. With time, ground coffee notes emerge. Gentle, fine

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2011 Lancaster 9 Rows Cabernet. Swan Valley, WA. 14.5%

It was world cabernet day & I decided to crack open one from one of my favourite Swan Valley wineries. Lifted mulberry, eucalypt and blackcurrant nose. Palate. Well structured. Dusty, fine tannins. Dark, bitter chocolate, sweet cassis & blackcurrants. Pomegranate

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2011 Lancaster 9 Rows Cabernet. Swan Valley, WA. 14.5%

It was world cabernet day & I decided to crack open one from one of my favourite Swan Valley wineries. Lifted mulberry, eucalypt and blackcurrant nose. Palate. Well structured. Dusty, fine tannins. Dark, bitter chocolate, sweet cassis & blackcurrants. Pomegranate

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2009 Deisen Pete’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Barossa Valley. 15.2%

Rich and ripe plum. Bordering on raisins. Plum and cherry coulis. Heady alcohol. Tarry. Rain hitting hot asphalt road. Nail polish remover. Stewed fruit. Lots of vanilla oak. “Too much weights, not enough speed work.” Funny how preferences change. I

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2009 Deisen Pete’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Barossa Valley. 15.2%

Rich and ripe plum. Bordering on raisins. Plum and cherry coulis. Heady alcohol. Tarry. Rain hitting hot asphalt road. Nail polish remover. Stewed fruit. Lots of vanilla oak. “Too much weights, not enough speed work.” Funny how preferences change. I

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2005 Robertson of Clare “Max V”. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Blend of the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Malbec, 10.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot.     What drew me to this wine 5 years ago was a huge 18/20 score and very positive comments

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2005 Robertson of Clare “Max V”. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Blend of the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Malbec, 10.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot.     What drew me to this wine 5 years ago was a huge 18/20 score and very positive comments

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2008 Kerrigan + Berry Cabernet Sauvignon. 14%

A multiregional blend of fruit from 68% Mount Barker and 32% Margaret River. This has been sitting in the cellar for 3 years. Deep dark ruby in appearance and still displaying its youth. Aromas of blackcurrant, chocolates, along with fresh

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2008 Kerrigan + Berry Cabernet Sauvignon. 14%

A multiregional blend of fruit from 68% Mount Barker and 32% Margaret River. This has been sitting in the cellar for 3 years. Deep dark ruby in appearance and still displaying its youth. Aromas of blackcurrant, chocolates, along with fresh

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2010 Brash Higgins Cabernet Sauvignon. McLaren Vale. 14.5%

In the glass, this wine has a deep purple intensity that looked inviting. Aromas of graphite, toasted cigar box, black cherry and hints of vanilla practically jumped out of the glass as I swirled the wine. On the palate, it

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2010 Brash Higgins Cabernet Sauvignon. McLaren Vale. 14.5%

In the glass, this wine has a deep purple intensity that looked inviting. Aromas of graphite, toasted cigar box, black cherry and hints of vanilla practically jumped out of the glass as I swirled the wine. On the palate, it

Castelli Estate’s 5 Red Star celebrations. 5th September 2013

With the release of James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion, Castelli Estate was awarded 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means “best of the best” in a region. Which region? The Great Southern region of WA. Consider these

Castelli Estate’s 5 Red Star celebrations. 5th September 2013

With the release of James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion, Castelli Estate was awarded 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means “best of the best” in a region. Which region? The Great Southern region of WA. Consider these

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2001 Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon. Great Southern, Frankland River. 14.5%

Pulled this out to celebrate Father’s day. Houghton Jack Mann is an old favourite of mine and I try to buy most vintages. Bought a fair bit of the 2008 release and am now wondering when the 2009 will be

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2001 Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon. Great Southern, Frankland River. 14.5%

Pulled this out to celebrate Father’s day. Houghton Jack Mann is an old favourite of mine and I try to buy most vintages. Bought a fair bit of the 2008 release and am now wondering when the 2009 will be