2019 Helm Cabernet Sauvignon

Supple medium-bodied Cabernet from one of Canberra's winemaking legends.
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Helm is known for two things: Riesling and Cabernet.

While it may be the white wines that have gained Ken the most acclaim, his Cabernet in particular is absolutely worth a look.

It's a soft approachable wine, beautifully open and expressive. Given the easy drinkability of it on release, it's quite remarkable how well it develops in the cellar.

This is pitch perfect medium-bodied Cabernet. Ready to drink ASAP or in a decade plus.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a speciality of Helm Wines and the Canberra District is perfectly suited to growing this wonderful variety. They planted their vines in 1973. Helm Wines has been successfully making Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet blends since 1979 and has attracted numerous wine show awards and favourable critic reviews. The Canberra District region has similarities to Bordeaux and is influenced by evening easterly winds in summer (known as Bateman's breath) which ensure cool nights and bring a hint of salt from the ocean (at Bateman's Bay).

94 Points - "Medium weight, dark berry, mint and green herbs, a bit of saltbush and caraway seeds. Flavours and scents match. Succulent, juicy in a way, a web of fine, firming tannins build through the wine, delightfully. Fantastic drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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2 reviews
  • PM
    Peter M.
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Delightfully surpising

    When I am drinking Helm wines the focus is generally on the Riesling, however you would be doing yourself a dis-service not to investigate their Cabernet Sauvignon because it is a dam good drop, and then when you think of the neighbouring vineyards such as Clonakilla you realize there is a great opportunity for purchasing such a good wine at a great price.

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  • KM
    Keith M.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent value for money

    Unlike most 3-year old red wines, this excellent drop is totally ready for drinking now. Highly rated.

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Helm

Helm is one of the biggest names in Canberra wine.

Owner and founder Ken Helm AM has been one of the Canberra region's most important vignerons for over thirty years. Founded in 1973, Ken is the fourth generation of his family to go into wine production. His family roots extend back German vinedressers from the Rhineland, the Riesling love runs in his veins.

He is now passing the torch to his daughter Stephanie.

Specialists in Riesling and Cabernet, they are considered a benchmark producer in both varieties. They are one of NSW most esteemed producers.

Wine legend, Ken Helm - Murrumbateman, NSW Helm

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