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All You Need To Know About Cabernet Sauvignon

June 24, 2018 1 min read

Think you know your reds well? Read on to discover the characteristics, varietal, flavour profiles and other trivial about Cabernet Sauvignon.


Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc.



  • It originated in the 17th century when Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc were crossed
  • The grape is small & thick-skinned, which gives it a high proportion of tannic seed and skin to sweet flesh
  • Used as frequently in blends as in varietal wines including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere





  • Full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavours and 
  • Wholesome taste ranging from black currant to bell pepper 
  • Medium to tannins, medium acidity 








  • Fruit - Blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla, bell pepper, violet
  • Oak -  Oak, Cedar, Smoke, Vanilla, Spice, Pepper
  • Complex - Chocolate, Coffee, Tobacco, Earth, Herb




  • Easy drinking - Filled with fresh and bright fruit
  • Intense Fruit/ Medium Tannins - Great fruit flavors and medium bodied with detectable tannins
  • Elegant - Medium to full-bodied with succulent fruit flavors, complexity and soft tannins


  • Bordeaux
  • Chile, Maipo Valley
  • Tuscany
  • Santa Cruz Mountains, 
  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma County
  • Australia



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