Kick-Ass Cabernet Pack

Six kick-ass Cabernets and Cab blends that prove that Cabernet can be cool.


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Cabernet is one of the great grape varieties of the world. 

It may not be the trendiest variety but there are plenty of producers in Australia making Cabernet cool again.

Here are six of our favourites, including 100% Cabs as well as delicious Cabernet-led blends, from all across the country at a great price.

2019 Nocturne SR Cabernets

"A lovely thing it is. Drinks beautifully."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

The SR Cabernets is a welcome addition to the Nocturne family.

It's made as a fleshier, more slurpable style of Margaret River Cabernet blend, built for drinking while you wait for the excellent Nocturne Single Vineyard Cabernet to mature.

The fruit comes from Yallingup, the Margaret River sub-region that Julian and Alana believe makes some of the best Cabernet blends in the world.

The Cabernet component comes from their beloved Sheoak vineyard (the source of their SV Cabernet) and it's blended with 13% Merlot from the neighbouring vineyard farmed by the Simpsons.

It's a top value Cabernet blend from this dynamic duo. Easy drinking at a great price.

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2017 A. Rodda Cuvee de Chez

Since his days making wines at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley with the legend that is David Bicknell, Adrian Rodda has since built a cult following for his own label, producing some cracking wines from Beechworth and the surrounding areas.

Chardonnay and Tempranillo are represented in his range along with this excellent example of a Beechworth Cabernet-based blend. This is a single vineyard blend made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec predominantly from the Smith's vineyard, the oldest Cabernet et. al. vineyard in Beechworth.

This is a gorgeous medium-bodied a Cabernet with some finesse. Built around balance, not out and out power, there is some clear craftsmanship shown in this great release.

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2019 Poppelvej Panacea Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

This is a great example of modern South Australian Cabernet blend from the hands of energetic young Danish-born winemaker, Uffe Deichmann.

This comes from two McLaren Vale vineyards: Paeroa & Sommerville. It spent a couple of weeks on skins, Uffe looking for a soft extraction of tannin and colour to produce a Cabernet with early approachability.

This is great drinking, with plenty of deep, ripe fruit flavours and a lick of toasty oak and that vibrant pop of blue fruit and violet that Cabernet Franc brings to the table.

It's a Cabernet blend you can get stuck into right now or cellar in the medium term.

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2017 Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

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2018 Duke's Vineyard Magpie Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

"The price rendered me speechless."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Duke's Vineyard is a retirement project-turned-obsession of Duke and Hilde Ranson.

Cabernet is Duke's passion. He planted his first vines of Cabernet it in the foothils of the Porongurups back in 1999. Today, it's absolutely flourishing.

This shows an immense depth and concentration for a WA Cabernet of this price. It's thick set with fruit, framed by beautifully detailed tannin and ready to be consumed either now or in several decades time.

James Halliday awarded it a mammoth 98 points, making it the best value Cabernet in Australia, in his esteemed opinion.

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2018 Tripe Iscariot Stygian Bloom Cabernet Sauvignon

"Worked to perfection..."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine
Here is the first release of a premium reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Remi Guise.

During his time working with Bruce Dukes at Domaine Naturaliste, Remi has gotten plenty of experience crafting top end, cellar-worthy Cabernet. His own entrant into the upper echelon of the region is wildly successful. It's slinky, packed with dark berry fruit and a wall of epic, moreish tannin, yet it remains supple and easily approachable in its youth also.

The nose is a seductive blend of violets, gum leaves and sweet currants - it's classic Margaret River from a rising young gun. With 97 points from James Halliday, it's a very serious debut.

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Cabernets to the rescue!

DD has put together a really good selection that is representative of modern Australian winemaking as applied to the good old cabernet sauvignon grape. It was just what I wanted - I have been talking about getting back into CabSav, but didn't want to drink the same old "classic" brands that I had been used to in the past.

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