South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds

Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Holy F!! This was just firing on every single cylinder. Bright red and black fruits that are so ripe and delicious. Balsamic reduction, bacon, tar, iron, earthy goodness and a silky baby bottom smooth finish. A real wow wine. Co WOTN for me. Crickey!! @Michael Meyer this was a treat. — 2 months ago

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M. Christopher Roebuck

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Nothing like a "silky bottom" I mean seriously.
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The Kingsport Silky Bottoms are a rookie league team for the Indians I believe @M. Christopher Roebuck 🤣
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I’m on board with silky bottoms...just looking for a bit more maturity.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

John Riddoch Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Another icon of Australian Red Wine and one of our best Cabernets from the excellent 2004 vintage in Coonawarra. All of the classic Cabernet descriptors with Capsicum (Red Pepper) to the fore - also Tomato Bush and Mint. Palate has cassis and bitter chocolate flavours. Enough tannin and acid to go on for another 10 years at least. A classic. — 14 days ago

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Georgina McDonald

Georgina McDonald

Such a pleasure to have this beauty slosh around the palate. Rich rhubarb, pepper and lingering notes of dark chocolate. Clear aromas of dried black currants and red capsicums (as noted by @Bob McDonald). The type of wine that makes me proud to be Australian.
9.7

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Deep ruby color. Aromas of blackberry, mocha, black currant and baking spices. Decanted for 6 hours, really opened up this wine. Delicate blackberry jam flavors, loads of fruit, soft vanilla notes. — 17 days ago

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@Neil Valenzuela Good Aussie wine Cheers 🍷

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.3

The winemaker from Cape Mentelle was touring through TX and stopped by Classic Wine Storage for a quick tasting.

Cool climate Cabernet from Australia. Coastal influence. This felt like a balance between left bank Bordeaux (leather, herbal) and Napa (ripe fruit). It was pretty tannic and one dimensional up front but after an hour it mellowed out and settled in to a nice Cabernet. “Only” 14ABV, which feels like a win from Australia. Plum, dark cocoa, ripe blackberry, cassis and a very “soft”/fuzzy finish that I was struggling to identify. Unique.
— 3 days ago

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@Shay A @Bill Bender Certainly one of Margaret Rivers leading wineries for many years making great Cabernet and a couple of good whites. Now owned by French Luxury conglomerate LVMH. Every year they have an International Cabernet Tasting which involves around 24 Cabernets from around the world. Always includes Bordeaux First and Second Growths, some Super Tuscans and Californians like Shafer and Far Niente. The hosts Cab always shows well even in this company.
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Also probably the best Zinfandel in Australia.
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@Bob McDonald LVMH have slowly become a wine monster.

Insurrection

South Eastern Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A nice spicy Cabernet/ Shiraz blend from Australia. Drinking very nicely now, as a three-year-old. Much better than last year.

Showing black fruits, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, oak and licorice.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

15% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 14 days ago

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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 1986

Lots of shades
Still very focused
Not at all fading
This one is just confirming my opinion on the producer
Excellent
— 16 days ago

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Byron Hewett

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I had this wine a number of years ago and loved it. I brought it back to the US from Oz!
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Number one👍
My favorite Oz producer by far

Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006

Aromas of coffee grounds, cassis, plum and a touch of mint and Dark Chocolate - Descriptors from both the Cabernet and Shiraz components. Soft and supple yet with an inner strength. One of the best examples of Australia’s classic Cabernet Shiraz blends - up there with Penfolds Bin 389. A day later still drinking well - actually better if anything. Lovely balance, really good with a better score of 96 points. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Naturaliste

Rebus Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Elegant yet slightly over powering with green pepper notes indicating significant pyrazine in this young Cab. Need to wait few more years. Cuts well the rich braised beef shot ribs. — 2 days ago

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Two Hands

Aphrodite Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

30+ minute decant and could use more. Darkest wine I have ever had color wise. Pretty close to oil, in both color and texture :). Not much with regards to nose other than massive dark cherry. Jammy wine that really coats the palate and the stomach. Wish it had more contrast, as it’s pretty one dimensional, power and dark cherry. You can’t taste the 15.5 OH, but you definitely feel it. This is not a wine to have alone, so drink with friends or else you’ll feel it. 2-3 glasses was all I could stomach because of its magnitude. This wine is the apex of power and robustness. It could probably last for a century, no kidding! Just not my style unfortunately. — 17 days ago

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Rusden

Boundaries Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Almost too much - very sweet bouquet and taste - cassis and black berries - drank it with a red rib eye with peber sauce — 4 days ago