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Cabernet Sauvignon

Bordeaux's gift to the world

A much-loved, versatile international black variety from the United States to Australia, Israel to South Africa. With a characteristic profile of cedar, blackcurrant leaf, luscious cassis, pencil shavings and graphite, Cabernet Sauvignon is celebrated the world over for its beautiful, deep-coloured red wines. With medium to high levels of tannins, refreshing acidity, a beautiful affinity with oak and a wonderful black-fruited profile, Cabernet Sauvignon is able to produce both single varietal wines and blends. These are truly legendary wines that can withstand the test of time.

In the US, the Hedonism range travels to California, Oregon and Washington. In Oregon, Maggie Harrison’s ‘Lillian’ label produces lavish yet superbly chiselled Cabernet Sauvignons with ample black fruits, violety lift and alluring mineral depth. Meanwhile Alex Golitzin’s Quilceda Creek in Washington State serves up waves of blackberry, cassis, anise, spice and grilled herbs with ample tannin and bright acidity. The iconic range of Cabernets in California really does offer something for everyone: from Montelena Estate to Eisele Vineyard, Byrant Family to DAOU, Mondavi to Martha’s Vineyard. Look out for Australia’s Henschke Estate in the Eden Valley for highly sought-after Cabernet-led reds, the Kosher reds of Israel with standout names such as Flam Reserve and Alexander the Great. In the South African region of Franschhoek, producer Boekenhoutskloof uses Cabernet Sauvignon to create beautifully concentrated red wines with a nose of blackberries and blueberries, heightened by aromas of tobacco and spices.

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