Cabernet Sauvignon is often regarded as the “King of red wine grapes”. It has the privilege of being the most popular red wine in the world. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape requires warmer climates and the wine gets a perfect taste with aging, with five to ten years being optimal for the process of maturation to peak. Because this red wine variety require a little bit longer period to reach perfect maturation, allowing all flavours to mellow, it is ideal for mixing with other grape varieties, especially with Merlot. This mix softens the Cabernet Sauvignon, adding fruit tones without sacrificing on the grape character.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines range from medium to full bodied and are characterized by the high level of tannin content which provides great structure and texture while giving support to the rich fruit characteristics. The flavour include notes of cherry, plum, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, vanilla, warm spice and sometimes leather flavours or aromas. The Cabernet Sauvignon goes perfect with red meats, pastas, strong flavored cheese, lamb and chocolate. Here are our tips for the best Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 wines.
Bowen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – This red wine is well structured and medium bodied. Fine French oak tannins give the wine structure and length, while the smooth blackberry fruit increases the palate complexity of this Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. A lovely and elegant red wine that goes great with all pasta dishes, red meat and smoked or blue cheese.
Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – This delicious wine has medium to full red colour with attractive crimson. In addition to the blackberry aromas and elegant cassis which are typical for this Cabernet Sauvignon, scented cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon notes derived from the oak maturation are also present. It is a red wine with medium, fine bodied palate, showing the cassis flavours. With fine tannins balance, the wine gets a textured sweetness of the fruit. The wine has a clean tight finish and is perfect companion for Spanish, French and Italian inspired cuisine. This Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is ideal after being left to age for six to eight years.
Kangarilla Poad Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Deep bright, garnet wine. The bouquet reveals essential aromas of black fruits with brambly and licorice complexity. The palate is fleshy and full bodied with cherry oak and chewy tannins. This wine was produced from the McLaren Vale vineyards. Classic characters of black currant and blackberry conserve on the nose with nuances of peppermint. The palate is intense with earth, intense black fruits and sweet tannins.