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Category Archives: Australian Cabernet

Are Australia’s Top Cabernets Undervalued?

In its promotional material for its Bin 707, Penfolds states that “Bin 707 is Penfolds’ Cabernet Sauvignon version of Grange: ripe, intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and maturation in new oak; fully expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.” …

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Mount Mary Quintet: The Quintessential Cabernet Blend

When I was reading Jay McInerney’s article on Paso Robles blends, I couldn’t help thinking about Australia’s most renowned blended wine, the Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet Cabernets. Justin Smith of Saxum, one of Paso Robles’ most respected winemakers, told McInerney …

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Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvigon: Taking Margaret River Cabernet in a New Direction

In the June/July 2011 edition of Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, wine critic Nick Bulleid MW offered the following summary of the general style of Margaret River cabernet sauvignon: Stylistically I see Margaret River cabernet at its best as intensely varietal, …

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