Domaine A

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.410 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Tasmania, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

See 2 previous notes - the most recent in February last year which is consistent with this tasting. Easily the most concentrated and rich Cabernet I’ve ever had from Tasmania. Mint, coffee beans, cassis and Cocoa on the nose. Medium plus bodied. Seamless. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 4/4/2. Growing ripe Cabernet in Tasmania is achievable if you get the right site.

See 2 previous notes - the most recent in February last year which is consistent with this tasting. Easily the most concentrated and rich Cabernet I’ve ever had from Tasmania. Mint, coffee beans, cassis and Cocoa on the nose. Medium plus bodied. Seamless. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 4/4/2. Growing ripe Cabernet in Tasmania is achievable if you get the right site.

Jan 16th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Very dark Crimson particularly for a cool climate Tasmanian Cabernet. Aromas of dark plum, clove, tobacco leaf and oak spice on the nose with a medium to full bodied palate with dusty plum and integrated oak - perfect balance. Seamless with resolved tannin and finishing with persistent length. Matured in 100% French oak Barriques. After a couple of hours in the decanter a lovely left bank perfume of rose bush and brambles. A wonderful Cabernet (90%) by any measure and a fitting tribute to Peter Althaus, the founder, who passed away unexpectedly in early January aged 79 in his native Switzerland. I like many others said that Tasmania was too cool to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon but Peter Althaus proved us all wrong. Vale Peter.

Very dark Crimson particularly for a cool climate Tasmanian Cabernet. Aromas of dark plum, clove, tobacco leaf and oak spice on the nose with a medium to full bodied palate with dusty plum and integrated oak - perfect balance. Seamless with resolved tannin and finishing with persistent length. Matured in 100% French oak Barriques. After a couple of hours in the decanter a lovely left bank perfume of rose bush and brambles. A wonderful Cabernet (90%) by any measure and a fitting tribute to Peter Althaus, the founder, who passed away unexpectedly in early January aged 79 in his native Switzerland. I like many others said that Tasmania was too cool to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon but Peter Althaus proved us all wrong. Vale Peter.

Jan 31st, 2021
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.4

2006 vintage - big wine with lots of cool climate Cabernet tones - years ahead of it

2006 vintage - big wine with lots of cool climate Cabernet tones - years ahead of it

Jul 5th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Brilliant Cabernet nose of great purity. Leafy herbaceous aromas also black olive. Easily the best Tassie Cabernet. Great line and length. 18-

Brilliant Cabernet nose of great purity. Leafy herbaceous aromas also black olive. Easily the best Tassie Cabernet. Great line and length. 18-

Sep 21st, 2014
Benjamin Hickey

A lot brighter and brighter fruit than the 05 also higher alcohol.

A lot brighter and brighter fruit than the 05 also higher alcohol.

Nov 18th, 2015
Darrin Mak

Darrin had this 6 years ago

Darrin had this 6 years ago

Dec 24th, 2015
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Jul 15th, 2015
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Mar 26th, 2015
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Dec 26th, 2014