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Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Phoenix 2018 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2016 Balasto is mostly a 45/25 blend of Tannat and Cabernet Franc with Petit Verdot and Marselan for the rest. It was aged for 20...
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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon The Menzies 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - A deeply inviting nose of blueberry, purple cherry and cassis. Plenty of violets as well as stony layer. The palate has the same pond of...
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Yalumba The Caley 2014 750ml

Rated 96 - This is Yalumba's most premium wine, and it's easy to see why. It blends Coonawarra Cabernet with Barossa Shiraz for a classy, complex...

Australia Coonawarra Limestone Coast

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.

Coonawarra's prime Terra Rossa (red earth belt) is nine miles long by one mile wide and considered the Australian Mc, known for Cabernet Sauvignon distinguished by mulberry and mint flavors, and related grapes such as Shiraz, the best with overtones of cedar, cherry, and black pepper.