Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

"Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the world's most renowned grape variety. There are two key reasons for its rise to dominance - the fact that its vines are highly adaptable to different soil types and climates, and that despite the diversity of terroirs in which the vine is grown, they all retain a distinctive character that is immediately recognised."

Wine produced using Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied, with high levels of tannin and a noticeable acidity that contributes to the wines excellent ageing potential. In youth Cabernet can express delicious flavours of cassis, capsicum and blackcurrant and with age evolve and develop great complexity, offering aromas of pencil lead, cigar bo... read morex, liquorice and menthol. Cabernet is well known as being a key component of the famed Bordeaux blend, famous in the region’s northern villages of Pauillac and St Estephe where it is grown on gravel based soils and produces some of the worlds most long lived and iconic wines. The grape has also thrived in many new world regions, most notably Australia’s western region, Margaret River where it is sometimes blended but is but is most prized as a single variety where it creates outstanding, age-worthy expressions.

Cabernet Sauvignon also performs well in the higher altitude Eden Valley where, due to the cooler climate, can show great density and concentration. In warmer conditions such as McLaren Vale and Heathcote, it produces rich, powerful wines that develop deep, succulent flavours over many years. Some of the most renowned Cabernets come from the USA, grown inland where the climate is slightly warmer in California and Washington, Cabernet Sauvignon can produce incredibly powerful and complex wines that can develop for many years.

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Utopos Cabernet Shiraz Blend 2019 Special 12 Pack - In Bond

Utopos Cabernet Shiraz Blend 2019 Special 12 Pack - In Bond

Barossa Valley, Australia

£330.00 £248.25 in bond (12x75cl) RRP £330.00 Save £81.75 30 in stock

Summer Clearance Special - Buy 12 bottles or more and save £81.75    97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “I am not persuaded by my opening sentence, “And now to the most structured of the trio” - this is particularly evident when you dive straight in. The bouquet is intense with a Smörgåsbord of ripe,... read more

Summer Clearance Special - Buy 12 bottles or more and save £81.75 
 
97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “I am not persuaded by my opening sentence, “And now to the most structured of the trio” - this is particularly evident when you dive straight in. The bouquet is intense with a Smörgåsbord of ripe, black fruits – blackberry, blueberry, violet and potpourri come rushing from the glass whilst minerals, Indian ink, liquorice and traces of brine and kelp provide unfathomable layers of complexity. I like how the wine builds in intensity – every swirl of the glass provides a new facet to consider. The fruit radiates but with a degree of restraint – the wine feels tighter and perhaps more classical compared to the single varietals. I detect more mineralité and tension – lovely freshness too. Perhaps less flamboyant than the other two. Regal and beautiful - a wine which provides precision and has no need to show off. For many, this will be irresistible in its youth, but a decade in bottle will provide exquisite drinking.  I certainly prefer this to my original sample. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Shiraz. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.” Sampled 21 July 2021.
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Utopos Cabernet Shiraz Blend 2019 Special 12 Pack

Utopos Cabernet Shiraz Blend 2019 Special 12 Pack

Barossa Valley, Australia

£419.40 £330.00 per case (12x75cl) RRP £419.40 Save £89.40 Only 5 in stock

Summer Clearance Special - Buy 12 bottles or more and save £89.40 - only £27.50 per bottle 97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “I am not persuaded by my opening sentence, “And now to the most structured of the trio” - this is particularly evident when you dive straight in. The bouquet is intense with a... read more

Summer Clearance Special - Buy 12 bottles or more and save £89.40 - only £27.50 per bottle


97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “I am not persuaded by my opening sentence, “And now to the most structured of the trio” - this is particularly evident when you dive straight in. The bouquet is intense with a Smörgåsbord of ripe, black fruits – blackberry, blueberry, violet and potpourri come rushing from the glass whilst minerals, Indian ink, liquorice and traces of brine and kelp provide unfathomable layers of complexity. I like how the wine builds in intensity – every swirl of the glass provides a new facet to consider. The fruit radiates but with a degree of restraint – the wine feels tighter and perhaps more classical compared to the single varietals. I detect more mineralité and tension – lovely freshness too. Perhaps less flamboyant than the other two. Regal and beautiful - a wine which provides precision and has no need to show off. For many, this will be irresistible in its youth, but a decade in bottle will provide exquisite drinking.  I certainly prefer this to my original sample. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Shiraz. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.” Sampled 21 July 2021.

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Utopos Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend (Magnum) 2019

Utopos Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend (Magnum) 2019

Barossa Valley, Australia

£97.50 £75.00 per bottle RRP £97.50 Save £22.50 Only 3 in stock

97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “I am not persuaded by my opening sentence, “And now to the most structured of the trio” - this is particularly evident when you dive straight in. The bouquet is intense with a Smörgåsbord of ripe, black fruits – blackberry, blueberry, violet and potpourri come rushing from the... read more

97+ - 98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “I am not persuaded by my opening sentence, “And now to the most structured of the trio” - this is particularly evident when you dive straight in. The bouquet is intense with a Smörgåsbord of ripe, black fruits – blackberry, blueberry, violet and potpourri come rushing from the glass whilst minerals, Indian ink, liquorice and traces of brine and kelp provide unfathomable layers of complexity. I like how the wine builds in intensity – every swirl of the glass provides a new facet to consider. The fruit radiates but with a degree of restraint – the wine feels tighter and perhaps more classical compared to the single varietals. I detect more mineralité and tension – lovely freshness too. Perhaps less flamboyant than the other two. Regal and beautiful - a wine which provides precision and has no need to show off. For many, this will be irresistible in its youth, but a decade in bottle will provide exquisite drinking.  I certainly prefer this to my original sample. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Shiraz. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.” Sampled 21 July 2021.

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Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Margaret River, Australia

£58.95 per bottle Only 4 in stock

99 Points - Wine Pilot  “There was some debate around a decade ago that this iconic Margaret River winery had lost a little of its glitter and that the wines were not what they once were. I was not quite as onboard with that as some. In fairness, it is not easy to remain at the pinnacle for a half century. But in recent years, the... read more

99 Points - Wine Pilot  “There was some debate around a decade ago that this iconic Margaret River winery had lost a little of its glitter and that the wines were not what they once were. I was not quite as onboard with that as some. In fairness, it is not easy to remain at the pinnacle for a half century. But in recent years, the levels of quality they have attained have put to rest any such doubts. These guys now make some of the most thrilling wines in Margaret River and none better than their Cabernet. There are some world class Cabs made in the region and the MW sits with the very best. This vintage ranks with the finest of recent releases and there have been some crackers. To be honest, to look at this, I slipped it into a tasting which friends had organised, which was of some “super-second level” Bordeaux and great Margaret River Cabernets, from vintages as far back as 1990, right up to today. It will give an indication of how well it went if I tell you that one friend, not usually known for purchasing anything other than the great wines of Europe, rang the next day to say he had already picked up a six pack.

96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is elegance personified. A low yielding and slightly cooler vintage, the grapes went into small open tanks for fermentation, with thrice daily hand-plunging. 15 days on skins and then pressed to tank before it was racked to French oak, 15% new. Over two years maturation. As mentioned, elegance personified. A silky combination of coiled power and finesse, this is a glorious Cabernet. Blackberries, spices, tobacco leaves, kid leather, violets, cigar box notes, aniseed and delicately integrated oak. There is a gossamer-like web of complexity weaving through the wine. Seamless, great length and cashmere tannins. This is a brilliant wine. Ten years, twenty years? How long have you got? If you are serious about great Australian Cabernet, this is a must for your cellar."

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Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2016

Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2016

Barossa Valley, Australia

£39.95 per bottle Only 7 in stock

Stuart McCloskey “In two words - Cooling and soothing best describes the bouquet along with dried tea leaves, graphite, kelp, saddle leather, Indian ink, plum and spiced black fruits. I detect a little waft of iodine too. To me, simply lovely and I am very happy. Everything about the ’16 is modest and effortless. It’s one of... read more

Stuart McCloskey “In two words - Cooling and soothing best describes the bouquet along with dried tea leaves, graphite, kelp, saddle leather, Indian ink, plum and spiced black fruits. I detect a little waft of iodine too. To me, simply lovely and I am very happy. Everything about the ’16 is modest and effortless. It’s one of those wines which makes you want to light the fire and open a good book. The palate flows to the same soulful and pleasing tune. Filigree tannins provide the faintest hug of grip. No, it’s not overly complex, yet there is no disappointment. The fruit is generous, edged with sweetness with a little woodsmoke – a rounded lusciousness with a lift of minty freshness. Blackberry, brambly / hedgerow fruit, violet, tobacco, mint and cedar. From start to finish, this flows with absolute enjoyment and so much prettiness. It’s faultless. Focus on the tasting note and not the lack of a score (it’s an in-house test!). Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware. Decant for an hour or so. Drinking now to 2028.”

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