2020 Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon

Juicy and approachable Cabernet from one of Bordeaux's most famous families. Under $30? Yes please!
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With a long, illustrious history in the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, the Portets know a thing or two about the grape.

In the Yarra Valley they have found a place to produce a refined style of Cabernet, this is their "drinking not thinking" model.

Picked for freshness and to be "silky, juicy and open", this is the more approachable side of this noble variety.

For $25 this would have to be one of the best Cabernet buys in the whole country!

Grapes come from a range of warmer vineyards in the northern and southern end of the Yarra Valley. Soils are rocky and hungry, with a clay base and lots of broken sandstone. These north-facing sites are excellent for Cabernet that has clear, juicy, concentrated fruit with soft, silky tannins.

We picked and sorted all varieties by hand. We de-stemmed the grapes and gently crushed them before fermenting them at relatively cool temperatures to accentuate the beautiful aromatics of the Cabernet. The wine stayed on skins for two weeks, during which time colour and tannins were gently extracted. We then gave the wine 10 months to mature in French oak barrels, 30% of which were new.

Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (6%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (2%), Malbec (1%)
ABV: 13.00%
Closure: 750ml
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90 Points - "Medium to deep colour, ruby-red with a purple rim. The aromas are fresh and clean, bright raspberry to red cherry and laced with some leafy high notes. Oak is nigh invisible. The wine is medium-bodied at most, lean-ish and elegant, with fine chalky tannins and ready drinkability. An attractive pure-fruit style." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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    David C.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great value

    Very good Yarra Valley Cab Sauv - extremely good value - Bold, juicy 'forest' berries, complexity will further develop. Great now with beef or lamb or give it some more time in the cellar!

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    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • GW
    Garth W.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious cabernet

    This is a medium bodied utterly delicious cabernet. Its a bottle that keeps inviting you back for another glass

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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