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 2020
    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
  2. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2019 (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
  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. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2020
    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
  6. Blue Poles Allouran 2014
    70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Founded with the mentality to make a wine that emulates the amazing wines of Pomerol. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  7. Secret Deal Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2017
    The XXXXXXX Margaret Cabernet Merlot Malbec has been a cellar staple of many fans of Margaret River Bordeaux blends for many years, and the 2017 release is a show-stopper. It's the mid-tier red that satisfies both those who want quality Cabernet ... Learn More
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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    Huon Hooke
  8. Pierro Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018
    Pierro Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a benchmark Cabernet from the heart of Margaret River. Deep coloured with a fruity, leafy nose. Medium-bodied, with salivating ripe cherry pastille and mulberry flavours. The smooth tannin structure giving the wine the capacity ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  9. Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet Merlot 2020
    The 2020 Diana Madeline vintage was hot and dry. For the old block cabernet sauvignon vines these drought like conditions resulted in the vines producing small berries, and hence the vines were low yielding – .i.e. bunch numbers were average but ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    Winsor Dobbin
  10. Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2018
    Named after estate founder, Dr Tom Cullity, this is a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec. It descends from Tom’s original vines and is the pinnacle of Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. Deeply coloured, it almost explodes with dark fruit aromas plus ... Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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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