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2018 Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, WA

Superb value mid-weight Margaret River Cabernet from James Halliday's Best Value Winery for 2020.

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$22.00

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A classic and unhindered expression of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon...

Bruce Dukes, winemaker

About The Wine

The Discovery range is the top value entry level range of wines from Bruce Dukes.

These wines give a perfect snapshot of classic Margaret River wine styles with easy drinkability and hugely over deliver for the dollars.

This is a classic Margaret River Cabernet with rich, supple fruit of blackcurrant, blueberry and bay leaves.

It's the perfect all-rounder Cabernet for any occasion.

About Domaine Naturaliste

Domaine Naturaliste is a Margaret River producer to keep an eye out for.

Named James Halliday's Best Value Winery for 2020, owner/winemaker Bruce Dukes has a wealth of winemaking experience both here and abroad, including a stint at Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Niebaum Coppola winery in the Napa Valley.

His wines are made from traditional Margaret River varieties with a focus on premium Chardonnay and Cabernet that rival the best of the region.

From the top-shelf premium range to the excellent 'daily drinking' wines, everything made by the hands of Bruce is outstanding value for money!

Winemaker Bruce Dukes
Winemaker Bruce Dukes
Margaret River, WA
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From The Producer

A classic and unhindered expression of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, sculpted tannins and lifted red berry perfumes. A paragon of personality, purpose and approachability for those who enjoy soft tannins, succulent red fruits and simply love wine.

Aromas of cassis, red cherries and bright red fruit underpinned by a seamless palate of raspberries, plum skin, bright red fruits and silky, textured tannin on the finish.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"A very good vintage for reds in Margaret River.  Very good Cabernet. Perfume of bay leaf, blue fruit, sage and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, ripe blue and red fruit, savoury olive and tobacco things, good chew to the tannin, and a satisfying finish. Top value." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"12 months in French oak. Perfect weather and yields in '18, the resulting wines standing on the shoulders of their predecessors. The nose here is tempting to say the least - cassis, raspberry and fields of violets and sage. The palate follows obediently, the acidity being the last thing that swoops in and cleans everything up... what a gorgeous wine. Testament to the year, the hands and the vineyards. Ridiculous price." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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This wine has been an excellent addition to nights on the couch with Netflix and pasta. Thank you!

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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