Tag: Cabernet Sauvignon

Taylors - Reserve Parcel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Review

Taylors, Reserve Parcel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I’ve always had tremendous respect for Mitchell Taylor and the wine-making team at the family-owned Taylors Wines in South Australia’s Clare Valley, but with a St Andrews Reserve Cabernet pitched at around $55, I struggle to understand the reason for recently releasing a “Reserve Parcel” Cabernet at its $25 price point! Perhaps it’s just the…
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Devil's Lair, Dance with the Devil Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Review

Devil’s Lair, Dance with the Devil Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Stand aside nerds, there’s a new kid on the Margaret River Cabernet block, and with her oenological charm, she seems destined to fit right in with the popular crowd. Devil’s Lair have recently released a new “on premise” Cabernet, the Dance with the Devil which sells at around $25 a bottle and is crafted to…
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Billy Goat Hill Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Review

Billy Goat Hill Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I’d never heard of Billy Goat Hill let alone their wines until I recently acquiesced to a glass of red with my lunch on a domestic Virgin flight to Sydney. The name may sound like something out of a Norwegian fairy-tale, but the lesson I received in geography was well worth the adventure! The Billy…
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Lindeman's, Regional Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Review

Lindeman’s, Regional Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I am not sure whether it’s for the preservation of a wine’s integrity, it’s marketability or just plain elitism, but in the Australian wine industry, it’s relatively rare for a winemaker to blend grapes of the same style from different territories. But the aversion to regional blending might be a thing of the past given…
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Killerby, Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Review

Killerby, Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

There’s no better place to source Cabernet than in Western Australia’s Margaret River region and you’ll have to search high and low to find a more approachable example than the 2010 Killerby Cabernet Sauvignon. I can’t help but enjoy the slightly dusty mintiness that hits you on the nose, but it’s the full-bodied blackcurrants and…
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Linfield Road, "The Black Hammer" Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Review

Linfield Road, “The Black Hammer” Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

From vines first planted in 1860 in the Southern Barossa Valley, the Linfield Road wines certainly have maturity of vines on their side! The 2006 “The Black Hammer” Cabernet Sauvignon ($18-22 a bottle) is slightly dirty in the glass but has a herbaceous, cedary nose that invites immediate imbibement. At first, the rich fruit titillates…
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