Cabernet Sauvignon, Bendigo

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous and widely planted red grape varieties in the world. It is immensely popular in Australia, where world-class wines are made in Coonawarra, Margaret River and the Yarra Valley. Each region has a distinctive character, but all tend to be more fruit-forward than those from France. Coonawarra has a distinct mint or Eucalypt aroma, Margaret River has a more tomato leaf character, while Yarra Valley is more elegant in style.

Its original home is Bordeaux, where it is the dominant grape on the left bank, Medoc and Graves. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and with small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the New World, it is both blended and made as a straight varietal. Excellent wines are also produced in the Napa Valley and Chile's Maipo Valley. The grapes are thick-skinned providing the characteristic high tannins and deep colour. The Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to show fragrant cassis, herbaceous, full-bodied with high acid.
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  1. Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon	2008
    Balgownie Estate cabernet is a personal favourite and this 2008 edition is a particularly good example. It’s bold and ripe and tannic but it still manages to feel easy-going and mid-weight; it’s like drinking the best of a few ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  2. Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon	2005
    Aromas of blackcurrant, blueberries, plum, tobacco, black jelly bean and spicy cedar oak. A very fine smelling Cabernet with just a flicker of regional mint. On the palate medium to full bodied with ripe plum, red fruits, tobacco and dark ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Gary Walsh
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