Cabernet Sauvignon from Great Western works well from the right sites. Warmer and north facing sites tend to produce the best fruit. As is common in other regions, Cabernet Sauvignon in Great Western is picked late in the vintage season to allow for good fruit flavour and texture - the warmer vineyard sites and a little longer on the vine results in a supple wine with intense varietal characteristics.
Like all our Best’s Great Western wines, the Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable on release and a natural selection to accompany many dishes. Our booklet ‘A Food and Wine Journey’ suggests a rich, slow roasted pork dish.
95 points. “Medium to full-bodied with licorice, dark cherry and plum building the main tent of flavour; clove and eucalypt as the guy ropes; tannin stake it all firm. Outside of flavour descriptors the best way to describe this wine is to say: it will mature beautifully over 15-20 years but it’s going to prove extremely difficult to keep your hands from it, even now in its youth.” James Halliday 95 points