South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

Vasse Felix

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Hard at work here but sincerely I like this better than...a lot of cabs I’ve tried and at 30 bucks it is VALUE. Ripeness of fruit and a whiff of saline and stone. Margaret River gem. There is a certain syrup-y nature to the Aussie cabs I’ve been trying but they are lightened by acid and flavor. For the person who is thinking What Identifiable Things Am I Gonna Taste?: raspberries that have been turned to syrup and salted, Black and red currant, a whiff of licorice and blackberry pie that is not too sweet. — 13 days ago

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@TheSkip I’ve been hit or miss on it in past but have been tasting some pretty good examples of late!

Shingleback

The Davey Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Softer up front than the Shiraz, got some chocolate and a soft lingering finish of tannins. Recommended with a spicier red meat meal, bolognese or lasagne. — 3 days ago

Devlin's Mount

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Super different. Blueberry just exploded on the palette. But it’s not too much. Great cab for a cab it does taste abnormal. But very nice! — 17 days ago

Rymill

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Light and lithe as far as cabs go. The eucalyptus note really burns your nose in the proper way—it’s mint to your ripe fruit salad. Tannins are on their way to knitting themselves in. And hand-harvested by koalas! Not really but I very much want to imagine koalas picking wine grapes. Apologies if I am objectifying... — 13 days ago

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@Trixie 🐨 for the win;)
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I see you’re a fan of lithe as well 😜
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@TheSkip totttttally:)

Taylors Wines

Promised Land South Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice. Smooth. Fruity. Tangy but not too acidic or dry.
Purchased on 11th Sept from ben's food store
Price : rm65. 90
— 8 days ago

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra Riesling 2011

Good commercial Riesling and eminently quaffable now made without the searing acidity one often gets with young Dry Riesling. Clean Citrus flavours with a more fruit driven softer palate made for more immediate consumption but could cellar for 5 years. First tried this when the Downs Club in Toowoomba was honoured to host Wynns Chief Winemaker, Sue Hodder, one of Australia’s most celebrated winemakers. I was monopolising her time predinner as I often do - and then thought I should introduce her around to the guests. One lady said to Sue “Have you tried the Riesling it’s great”. Sue said Yes - I made It. Trying to be humble and not embarrass the poor woman. Had to be there. Their top red the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was incredible. 2015. Probably the best she has ever made Sue said. — 10 days ago

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Woodlands

'Margaret' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Color of bloody red with a mix of shiny purple or, quite dark and bubbly. Nose of super oaky, super green pepper, medicinal note, a bit tobacco leaves, young and vibrant. Taste is essentially following the notes for the nose, with addition mouth watering acidity, mellow tannins, and more oak note, round and silky. Aftertaste is medium long, savory with subtle acidity, a bit sweet raisins, and indeed no edge tasty. Hopefully she can age even more for perfection. — 16 days ago

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Mollydooker

The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

All of the Mollydooker wines are big, bigger, and biggest....so not surprising that this is big and kinda one dimensional. Big dark fruits dominate at this point in its life. — 17 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Robust and full-bodied cab. Heavy mouthfeel. Ripe black fruit on the nose with some anise and oak. Mild spice and earth notes on the palate. — 24 days ago

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Moss Wood

Ribbon Vale Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

This is Moss Woods second ranked cuvée. I had doubts about this after their Top cuvée in 2009 was disappointing. See notes elsewhere on Delectable where it was picked Super ripe. This , however is better than expected. Herbaceous Margaret River Cabernet Notes with Merlot filling out the middle palate. Sweet plummy flavours. Very balanced and ready to drink. — 20 days ago

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