The CABERNET SAUVIGNON Case
A selection of SIX red wines showcasing the lauded Cabernet Sauvignon grape in different ways from around the world, shipped direct from the producers themselves.
Think you know Cabernet Sauvignon? Test your tastebuds with this case of wines from France, Turkey, Australia and South Africa.
And you get 19% off the full price. Here are your wines.
Cape Town Wine Co. Red is from vineyards around Cape Town, cooled by the Cape Doctor since the 17th century. It is a 'Bordeaux blend' of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, backed up by small portions of Merlot & Cabernet Franc and will appeal to good old claret lovers.
Maison Ventenac Coup de Sang is a tasty, full-flavoured red from an organic family farm in Cabardès, Languedoc-Roussillon. Again predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, a small amount of Cabernet Franc lifts the freshness levels in this relatively warm southern French climate.
Pasaeli K2 takes you out of your comfort zone as it is from Turkey! Be adventurous and be just a little bit smug that you've stumbled across a highly rated (17 ex 20 points from Jancis Robinson MW) 'Bordeaux blend' at a fraction of the cost of a Bordeaux of equivalent quality. Cabernet dominant, it's backed up by Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Opulently flavoured, it is a real gem of a wine.
De Kleine Wijn Koöp Heimwee is a terrific biodynamic Cabernet Sauvignon from the Polkadraai Hills area of Stellenbosch, farmed by Johann Reyneke and Rosa Kruger. Heimwee means 'homesick' in Afrikaans, because this classy red drinks like a Bordeaux that's been made in the Cape but is homesick for France!
From Australia, Murdoch Hill Red Blend is another for lovers of classic claret, coming as it does from the cooler climes of the Adelaide Hills. Once again it is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and that's the flavour that dominates, with Merlot adding some silky mouthfeel and Syrah a touch of dark fruit and black pepper.Finally there's no Cabernet Sauvignon in the New World more distinctive than those from Coonawarra in South Australia, and Bellwether Cabernet Sauvignon is a knockout wine. Always released by former Australian winemaker of the year Sue Bell with a few years of bottle age (this current release is 2014), it is the epitome of great Coonawarra Cabernet, ripe blackcurrant fruit allied to minty eucalyptus. Quite simply beautiful.
[Golden squirrel nutcracker and book not included, but don't forget you do earn Squirrel Points for every pound you spend, which you can redeem on more wine and in the long run save up for household essentials like golden squirrel nutcrackers.]