Cabernet Sauvignon’s origins can be traced back to France’s Bordeaux region but here in Australia its ideally suited to all Australian conditions. From the cool climate of the Yarra Valley in Victoria to the vast reaches of Western Australia, producing a wide range of styles and regional characters, from elegant, medium-bodied examples through to full-bodied reds full of intense black fruit flavours, with oak to match and firm tannins. What we have here is the StarDozen: Critic's Choice Cabernet Collection featuring 3 bottles each from 4 different regions of Australia which not only scored 95 Points or better from Australia's leading Wine Critics but also shows the diversity of this variety with an example from Langhorne Creek, Margaret River, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
3 bottles        Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3 bottles        Serafino McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3 bottles        Majella Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
 

Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Deep red/purple colour, bright and youthful, with a lovely intense cassis, blackberry bouquet, which is hi-fi cabernet and loaded with charm and character. It's young and bold and fresh but already showing complexity. The tannins are ample and supple, and the wine drinks superbly already, although it will be long lived. A glorious cabernet that would look good beside a top Margaret River example. Drink: 2019 to 2037; Price: $27.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The deep vibrant hue will barely change for 10 years, the gently throbbing power of the black fruits likewise. Then the fragrance of violets, the cassis and cedar of the palate will exclude all other thoughts. Drink to: 2037; Price: $40.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion

Serafino McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
A maritime cabernet. Full and transparent across a bead of regional salinity; convincingly varietal, too, across the graphite, currant and bay leaf notes. Best of all, though, are the tannins: compact and nourishing. Not overworked and hard. This is long and polished. A good drink to be aged with confidence and without unduly damaging your bank balance. Drink to: 2038; Price: $28.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

Majella Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Powerful, rich, concentrated, complex and - as is the wont of cabernet sauvignon - may bite you with tannins or some other painful lesson. Well, that doesn't apply here, because the wine has too much in its favour as it rolls out endless velvety carpets for your teeth to rest on. Drink to: 2046; Price: $35.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SKU 12228
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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