Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

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.
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. Gallows Wine Co The Bommy Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    The site climate is strongly influenced by Geographe Bay, 5km to the north, and facilitates the production of wines with a large spectrum of flavours and characteristics. ... Learn More
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  2. Pedestal Margaret River Cabernet 2018
    With the 96 point rating by James Halliday, the Pedestal Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 was recognised in the Wine Companion's "Top 100 wines of 2020". Larry Cherubino. Larry Cherubino is no stranger to critical acclaim having been named "Best Value Winery" in Halliday's 2017 Wine Companion, ... Learn More
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    Erin Larkin
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  3. Secret Deal Aged Release Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Gold Medal – 2020 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Gold Medal – 2019 Australian Small Winemakers Show Gold Medal – 2020 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value Gold Medal – 2020 Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards Gold Medal (94 points / 5 stars) – Wine Showcase Gold Medal – 2019 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge ... Learn More
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    Leo Daly
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    Sam Kim
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    Huon Hooke
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    Max Crus
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  4. Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix style. After 12 months maturation in barrique where traditional oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin ... Learn More
  5. Wise Wine Leaf Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    **95 Points Halliday** Gold in James Halliday Australian Cebernet Challenge Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was sourced from a Wilyabrup vineyard at the warmer, northern end of the Margaret River appellation. The harvested fruit was then sorted and crushed into open vats for ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  6. Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Jane and Peter Thompson purchased the Thompson Estate property in 1994, and the first plantings of chardonnay and pinot were in 1997, followed by the cabernet plantings in 1998. Deep crimson red with a slight purple edge. A complex display of rich chocolate, ... Learn More
  7. Dormilona Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Notes from winemaker Jo Perry, winner of the 2016 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year; 100% good old Cabernet Sauvignon from our little dry grown organic block in Yallingup. Hand-picked, foot stomped, wild fermented in opens & post maceration for a three months. ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  8. Umamu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    The palindrome ‘Umamu', says Charmaine, is inspired by balance and contentment. In practical terms this means an organic approach to viticulture and a deep respect for the terroir. Only 1,000 cases are produced from this estate per year encompassing all of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  9. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (375Ml)
    Nose: A classic Cabernet combination of blueberries, violets, blackberries with tar and cedar notes. The musky, black fruit note also suggests the higher percentage of Petit Verdot this year. There’s also pencil shavings and pomegranate and a very light ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Sam Kim
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    Huon Hooke
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  10. Mchenry Hohnen 'Hazel' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    The maritime influence of the site is evident via hints of ocean spray and citrus infused acidity, providing a finish that is long, balanced and focused. ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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    James Halliday
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    Nick Stock
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  11. Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Only produced in exceptional vintages, the Grand Selection wines individually highlight the two prime Cabernet Sauvignon growing sub-regions of Margaret River; Wilyabrup and Yallingup. Truly remarkable and consistently superb wines are made from hand-selected parcels of fruit coupled with the ... Learn More
  12. Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1998
    Howard Park is many wine lovers’ favourite Aussie winery and has developed a fine reputation internationally. Medium to full red-purple; sweet berry fruit and sweet, spicy French oak support a bouquet showing good ripeness and no volatile acidity problems whatsoever. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  13. Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1999
    Howard Park is many wine lovers’ favourite Aussie winery and has developed a fine reputation internationally. From the wonderful 1999 vintage; 49 per cent Great Southern cabernet sauvignon, 24 per cent Margaret River merlot and 27 per cent Pemberton merlot; two years in French ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  14. Howard Park Abercrombie 2007
    Howard Park is many wine lovers’ favourite Aussie winery and has developed a fine reputation internationally. Excellent crimson; features a blend of old vine; cabernet from Great Southern (93%) Margaret River (7%); a distinguished wine with very clearly articulated varietal fruit at ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  15. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    This wine will repay serious cellaring and develop to full bottle bouquet at around 20 to 25 years of age. After that, it will continue to provide enjoyable drinking until at least 40 years of age. ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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    Huon Hooke
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  16. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Nose: A classic Cabernet combination of blueberries, violets, blackberries with tar and cedar notes. The musky, black fruit note also suggests the higher percentage of Petit Verdot this year. There’s also pencil shavings and pomegranate and a very light ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Sam Kim
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Suckling
  17. Houghtons	Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Flooded with redcurrant, blackcurrant and raspberry fruit on both bouquet and palate; great texture; fine tannins and sure oak handling. - James Halliday ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  18. Woodlands 'Clementine Eloise' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Wine of the Year - Red Wine of the Year - Cabernet of the Year 99 points Ray Jordan Rating 95 by Joe Czerwinski (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate) The colour is bright crimson, deep rose red. The nose is very expressive with ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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    Joe Czerwinski
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
  19. Woodlands 'Matthew' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    From one of the most highly revered Cabernet vineyards in Australia producing world class wines. This wine shows incredible tension and finesse of tannin. 2014 has produced some of the most profound Cabernets from Margaret River that we've ever seen. 96% Cabernet ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  20. Woodlands 'Russell' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    "Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from our original vines on our south facing slope. Each year we name it after a family member of family friend. For 2015 we have named our Cabernet “Russell” after Russell Cook. Famous not just for ... Learn More
  21. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
    We see the 2000 as being closest in character to the 1980 and the 1990 Cabernets and, in some ways, a combination of the two. There were differences from the earlier vintages. There was more rainfall during the 1990 growing season. Although there was ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  22. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Boysenberry, blackberry, violets, fennel seed, and that earthy/ferrous thing that Moss Wood often shows. Oak feels pared back and adds a layer of cedar and toast. Medium to full bodied, earthy and savoury, with some new leather too, along ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    James Halliday
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    Gary Walsh
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  23. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
    Bright youthful, deep brick red colour, attractive primary fruit, violets, toasty oak, leather, chocolate and mulberry. The wine sings with generous primary fruit. On the palate, the generous dark fruit flavours and full body make it almost plump and round, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  24. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    This is one of the best vintages of Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon and ranks alongside the great years from the property (1996, 1995, 1980, 1975). On the palate, there are ripe redcurrant fruit flavours which are sweet and mouth filling, as well as some ... Learn More
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  25. 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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  26. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 1983
    The 1983 vintage provided a warm, consistent growing season and the vines were able to carry the crop to a high level of ripeness, while maintaining good acidity. This has produced a wine with strong fruit characters, reminiscent of vintages like 1976 ... Learn More
  27. Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    It's hard to imagine two more different Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignons than the 2000 and the 2001. The former, the most approachable of them all - supple, almost lush, deep cassis and mulberry flavours with ripe, substantial yet almost gentle tannins. Keith ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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    Sam Kim
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    Angus Hughson
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  29. Cullen 'Vanya Full Moon' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cullen Vineyard, with its land, vines, wines and people… is my life’s work. Over the 3 decades of working at Cullen the love for Cabernet Sauvignon has deepened. Planted in 1971, it is the heart and soul of what we do ... Learn More
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  30. Cullen 'Vanya Flower Day' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cullen Vineyard, with its land, vines, wines and people… is my life’s work. Over the 3 decades of working at Cullen the love for Cabernet Sauvignon has deepened. Planted in 1971, it is the heart and soul of what we do ... Learn More
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  31. Cullen 'Vanya' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    The third release of this exceptional wine, pure expression of an outstanding Cullen Wilyabrup vintage. Truly a world class wine - comparable with the greatest producers of Europe. "Cullen’s extraordinary ‘Vanya’ release created quite a stir from 2012, and returns ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    James Halliday
  32. Cullen 'Vanya' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    99 Points - James Halliday. The second release of this exceptional wine, pure expression of an outstanding Cullen Wilyabrup vintage. Truly a world class wine - comparable with the greatest producers of Europe. "Cullen’s extraordinary ‘Vanya’ release created quite a ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    James Halliday
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  33. Cullen Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    This wine of the 2015 vintage is a tribute to the land and the vines it came from. Pure expression of a great year. No additions of yeast, acid, malolactic culture nor fining. The wines grown on these ancient soils are ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    James Halliday
  34. 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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    James Suckling
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    James Suckling
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    James Halliday
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    Mike Bennie
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