Cabernet Blend, Margaret River

Winemakers often blend Cabernet Sauvignon with other grape varietals (such as Merlot and Shiraz) as it enhances complexity within the wine whilst giving the fruitier varieties a framework and structure to sit within. The addition of other grapes to Cabernet tends to soften out the harsher tannins.

Cabernet blends from Coonawarra, Margaret River and Langhorne Creek are the most commonly known in Australia with Bordeaux and Languedoc the most iconic regions in France for making Cabernet blends.
Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.

The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.

In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
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  1. Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2019
    WINNER; Gold Medal, International Wine Awards 2020 Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020 Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 Gold Medal, Women's Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 This is a dazzling Cabernet Merlot. Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, mulberry, minty cassis and spice. ... Learn More
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  2. Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2018
    WINNER; TOP GOLD, 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show. GOLD, 2019 Perth Royal Wine Show. TROPHY - Best Red Blend - National Wine Show of Australia 2019 This is a dazzling Cabernet Merlot. Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, mulberry, minty cassis and spice. Cedary oak ... Learn More
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  3. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2018 (375Ml)
    The 'Super Second' wine from this world-class producer. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes ... Learn More
  4. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018 (375Ml)
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
  5. South by Southwest "Miscela" Blend NV
    South by South West was created by Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana. A small-batch artisan winemaker based in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. In a glass the wine presents with vibrant purple and red, with lively and ... Learn More
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  6. Cullen Mangan Vineyard Red Moon 2018
    A pioneer of Margaret River wine, Cullen always produce long-lived wines of highly individual style from their mature estate vineyards. The 2018 Cullen Mangan Vineyard Red Moon is a blend of 57% Malbec, 37% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, which delivers a vibrant, aromatic ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  7. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
  8. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2018
    A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes from the Petit Verdot; complex cedar and tarry ... Learn More
  9. Moss Wood Amy'S Cabernet Blend 2017
    A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes from the Petit Verdot; complex cedar and tarry ... Learn More
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  10. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
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  11. Fraser Gallop 'Parterre' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Wilyabrup is designated on the label. The blend is actually 85% cabernet sauvignon, 7% petit verdot, 4% merlot and 4% ‘malec’ – a small typo rounds out what could be considered some of the more fastidious and thoughtful winemaking going around, from the Otto/Morgan ... Learn More
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  12. Woodlands Clementine 2016
    55% cabernet sauvignon, 16% malbec, 15% merlot, 14% petit verdot matured in barrel (40% new) for 16 months. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  13. Woodlands 'Margaret Reserve' Cabernet Merlot 2016
    A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 16% Malbec, the 2016 Margaret is a smooth, fine-textured red. Medium to full-bodied, it's less concentrated and robust than the Clementine, but it's nicely aromatic and supple, with a long, elegant finish. ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  14. Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
    Exceptional quality producer. Traditionally one of the best release under $100 in Margaret River ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  15. Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2005
    Exceptional quality producer. Traditionally one of the best release under $100 in Margaret River ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  16. Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009
    Exceptional quality producer. Traditionally one of the best release under $100 in Margaret River ... Learn More
  17. Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet Merlot 2017
    The classic Bordeaux Left bank blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fantastic complexity and vitality with layers of well ripened dark fruits enhanced by gorgeous leafy notes. Structured and fruit driven, the palate delivers blackcurrant fruit and ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  18. Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet Merlot 2016
    93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  19. Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet Merlot 2018
    79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Delicious aroma presentation of mulberry, cherry, rose, violets, dark chocolate, ironstone with completely intoxicating nectar. Classic old vine Cullen Wilyabrup, Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful wine with fruit spreading across the palate. An abundance ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
  20. Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet 2017
    Cullen has been one of the shining lights of the Margaret River for decades. The Diana Madeline, the flagship red wine, is known throughout the world for it's quality and supreme ageing ability ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  21. Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet Merlot 2019
    The 2019 Diana Madeline was born of a low yielding (cabernet sauvignon 4.75 tonnes per hectare, merlot 2.13 tonnes per hectare, cabernet franc 4.01 tonnes per hectare, Malbec 3.43 tonnes per hectare) warm vintage. The vines were planted in 1971 on ancient gravelly granite soils, producing ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
  22. Woodlands 'Heather Jean' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
  23. Woodlands 'Benjamin' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  24. Woodlands 'Thomas' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  25. Woodlands 'Alma May' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  26. Woodlands 'Shelley Anne' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  27. Woodlands 'Nicolas' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  28. Woodlands 'Robert' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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  29. Woodlands 'Colin' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  30. Woodlands 'Ivy Kathleen' Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  31. Woodlands 'Kevin' Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Woodlands' top wines rank alongside famous Margaret River Producers like Moss-Wood. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  32. Cullen Diana Madeline 2005
    Cullen is a pioneer of the Margaret River. One of the leaders in Biodynamic & Organic principles. It was the first vineyard in Australia to be certified Carbon Neutral The Diana Madeline is one of the shining beacons of Australian Red ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Jancis Robinson
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    Gary Walsh
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  33. Cullen Diana Madeline 2004
    Cullen is a pioneer of the Margaret River. One of the leaders in Biodynamic & Organic principles. It was the first vineyard in Australia to be certified Carbon Neutral The Diana Madeline is one of the shining beacons of Australian Red ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Jancis Robinson
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  34. Vasse Felix Tom Cullity 2013
    This is a single-vineyard wine at the pinnacle of the endeavors of Vasse Felix. ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  35. Vasse Felix Tom Cullity 2014
    This is a single-vineyard wine at the pinnacle of the endeavors of Vasse Felix. ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  36. ONLINE TASTING PACK - MOSS WOOD TASTING THURSDAY 7TH MAY 6.30PM

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 4 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on Thursday the 7th of May 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, ... Learn More

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  37. Masters of the Margaret River 3 Pack

    This Amazing 3 bottle pack showcases 3 of the best Reds made from the 2013, 2014 & 2015 in the Margaret River.

    Only 3 x mixed boxes available

    ... Learn More
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