Back in the mid-1990s when drinking wine first started to take off in pubs and restaurants in the UK, the wine of the moment was Cabernet Sauvignon, typically from Australia generally either straight or blended with Shiraz.
It was the most planted red wine grape up until the late1990s and produces full bodied wine with high tannins meaning it has great aging potential.
Cooler climate cabernet sauvignon wines are characterised by notes of blackcurrant and green pepper while hot climate cabernet sauvignon wines are noted for their jammy and minty flavours
In more recent years Cabernet Sauvignon has taken something of a back seat to fashionable trend setters from the South America who came in all guns blazing with their powerful Malbecs and smooth sexy Merlots but this classic dark black grape which is a staple in so many good Bordeaux, has stood the test of time.
Here’s a few of ours which we think are really worth a try and all come highly recommended by the York Wines team!
Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, Stellenbosch,South Africa £11.95
Well balanced and full bodied with dark berry fruits
Domaine de la Ferrandiere Cabernet Sauvignon 2020,France £8.45
A real favourite from South-East France that we’ve imported for many years. A typical French cabernet that is good now and will age will
Villarrica Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, Maule Valley,Chile £7.50
Blackcurrants and blackberries blended with spice and mint –yummy
Chateau Les Barraillots, 2016, Margaux AOC Bordeaux£24.95
This opulent velvety Margaux is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon as part of the traditional Bordeaux blend
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017,Australia £15.95
Full bodied and powerful but really well balanced. A ‘dinkum’Aussie Shiraz Cabernet