Red Hot and Rated 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends

By Halliday Promotion

Often called the most noble of red wine varietals, cabernet sauvignon is well represented in this year’s Red Hot & Rated guide, with 22 examples of this full-bodied red wine. The provenance of these examples covers many of Australia’s preeminent wine-producing regions, including Margaret River (an area known for its cabernet clout), Barossa, Coonawarra, and parts of Victoria. There are also some cabernet blends, including cabernet shiraz.

The wines here are fine examples of cabernet sauvignon: deep in colour, with full body and savoury profile. Cabernet is a wine that goes beautifully with food, from rich meat dishes and hard cheese, to grilled radicchio and roast duck.