Australia’s climate has impacted this French native grape to create a Cabernet Sauvignon that has all of the elements that characterise the best Cabs, yet with notes of mint—and sometimes eucalyptus—that mark it as home-grown Aussie. With its sophisticated blend of fruit flavours, acidity, and tannins, Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wines age well. These lovely reds have begun to make their mark in the world, becoming Australia’s second-most popular wine grape after the iconic Shiraz.
Cabernet Sauvignon Characteristics and Pairings
Cabernet Sauvignons in Australia have subtle variances by region. The Clare Valley and Coonawarra regions’ Cabs have a more intense concentration of fruit flavours, while the Margaret River region’s wines zero in on the black fruit element. Yarra Valley Cabernets sustain more of a balance of flavours, while the Barossa Valley has the most full-bodied Cabernets on the continent.
These rich, elegant reds deserve to be paired with the finest steaks, lamb, beef, and even rich poultry dishes. Strong-flavoured cheeses are also a good match for these hearty Cabs. Prime rib studded with garlic and crusted in rosemary is perhaps the perfect match for the subtle mint and strong fruit flavour of an Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.
Purchase an extra case to give as gifts or to use as your secret ingredient in your beef Bourguignon or hearty stews. These superb Cabernets age well, so you may want to keep some on hand for long-term use.
With most of Australia’s top winemakers’ Cabs among our offerings, you can easily find the one that’s right for you. Order your favourite today.