The Red Wine King
Known as The King of red grapes, due to its statuesque tannins and phenomenal age-worthiness. The most significant red grape of Bordeaux (France), where it is the cornerstone of the classic Bordeaux Blend featuring most typically Merlot, along with others. This style is emulated around the world, including Australia, though Cabernet also appears solo.
Like a lighter-bodied style?
Try a medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that is elegant and savoury, with finer tannins and good structure, from the cooler regions such as Adelaide Hills (SA), Hilltops, Orange (NSW), Great Southern (WA) and Yarra Valley (VIC).
Like a fuller-bodied style?
Those looking for medium to full-bodied Cabernet with stronger tannins and fruit-weight should look to the milder regions including Grampians, Great Western, Pyrenees (VIC), Coonawarra, Clare or Eden Valleys (SA). International regions Napa Valley (USA) and Hawke’s Bay (NZ) vie with Margaret River (WA) for the finest Cabernet outside of Bordeaux (FRANCE). Argentina, Chile, Italy and South Africa also produce great medium-bodied Cabernet. Those looking for the fullest-bodied Cabernet expressions should look to Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek or McLaren Vale (SA).