BackBack

2019 Helm Cabernet Sauvignon

Murrumbateman, NSW

Supple medium-bodied Cabernet from one of Canberra's winemaking legends.

$29.00

4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
2 Reviews
About
Succulent, juicy in a way, a web of fine, firming tannins build through the wine, delightfully. Fantastic drinking.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

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.

About Helm Wines

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
Wine legend, Ken Helm
Murrumbateman, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

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).

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ken Helm in the cellar
Ken Helm in the cellar
Canberra Wine District, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"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)

Customer Reviews
4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5
2 reviews
  • PM
    Peter M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    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.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • KM
    Keith M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Excellent value for money

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

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Reviews LoadedReviews Added
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 02 8376 8775..

FaQs

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.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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 02 8376 8775 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

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).

More FaQs: here