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Catch a Cab from Down Under

While Cabernet Sauvignon is the noble, signature red wine grape of Bordeaux, it has made an indelible and indispensable mark on the rest of of the wine world, especially in the New World. The extraordinary aspect of Cabernet Sauvignon is its ability to produce a wine that is so recognizable. The classic bouquet of black currants with hint of mint, the structure in its taste and the ability to reflect the individuality of the vintage make it a favourite of the world’s winemakers. No wonder its the world’s most widely planted wine grape. Heading down under to Australia, for the Yalumba winery, based in the premium Barossa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon is an extremely important member of its offering of red wines. It’s part of their iconic Y Series of varietals. The label shows a tractor, the essential “work horse” of the vineyard, emphasizing the importance the winery puts on its Cabernet Sauvignons. Deep garnet in colour, it is full bodied with dark fruits and herbal notes and subtle oak nuances dominating the bouquet. The taste is smooth and structured with soft tannins accenting the delivery. Bold yet approachable, it is ready to drink upon purchase. It is vegan friendly and can be paired nicely with most mushroom-based dishes. But our favourite is lamb kebabs off the barbie. You betcha mate!  


2019 Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon # 17759, $14.95.