2018 Bobar Cabaret

Yarra Valley, VIC

Juicy Cabernet blend from Tom and Sally Bobar. Cabernet that's ready to drink!


I really love this wine, I think it's going to age spectacularly...

Tom Belford, owner/winemaker

About The Wine

Never a dull moment in the Bobar winery.

Here's a new wine from Tom and Sally Bobar. This is a blend of Cabernet and Petit Verdot with a few stray interplanted Pinot Noir vines adding a few bunches into the fray.

All the fruit is picked nice and early so the tannins are super-fine and the acidity is fresh but natural.

It's an early drinking proposition, though Tom sees it as having a very promising future. It's not the impreious Yarra Valley Cabernet style, it's something more frisky and fun. Life is a Cabaret, my friends, get on board!

About Bobar Wines

Tom and Sally Belford are pioneers of the natural wine movement in the Yarra Valley.

Using fruit from their own vineyards and selected sites from across the valley, their gentle, lo-fi wines have developed quite a cult following.

They are known for their savoury expressions of Syrah, Viognier and Chardonnay.

These are lovely people crafting idyllic wines. The Yarra Valley presented with minimal intervention.

ThBelfords bring a bright new colour to the Yarra Valley wine community and their raw and vibrant creations sell out quicker every year.

Tom and Sally
Tom and Sally
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Nothing added except minimal sulphur at bottling.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Petit Verdot (20%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tom Belford
Tom Belford
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"I believe the mix is cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot in an 80/20 split respectively (some pinot noir makes its way in too, allegedly). And picked pretty early. And nothing added, including no sulphur. That being said, it’s not lacking flavour, though the colour technocrats might gawk at the pale garnet hue. I think it’s charming and cheery. It’s a very fresh feeling, breezy light red, but still holds structure and shape, which is in the mind’s eye of winemaker Tom Belford.You’ll get scents of faint cherry, light raspberry, a whiff of tomato and bay leaf, just the faintest old spice cupboard note too. Succulent, crisp texture, flighty red cherry flavours, a splash of blood orange, a touch of bitterness in the best possible way and a long trail of cool, refreshing acidity follows. It’s no rosé but it’s a couple of evolutionary steps up the adaptation curve. This is excellent to drink, vibrant and bright, shapely and, curiously, quite refined in its feel. A great expression of Yarra red wine here. So worthy." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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