Category Archives: cabernet sauvignon

Chateau Musar Lebanon 2002

Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2002. Last tasted 21/04/13. This wine: is released 7 years after vintage, and can benefit from a further 10 or 15 years in cellar; a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Dom. de Cabrol Cabardes 2010

Domaine de Cabrol, Cuvee Vent d’Ouest, AOC Cabardes, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (now Occitanie – pronounced oxytanny), 2010. About AOC Cabardes Cabardes is an appellation for rose and red wine only.  It lies to the NW of Carcassonne, with a climate held … Continue reading

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Il Bruciato Bolgheri 2013

Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Il Bruciato, DOC Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, 2013 This wine: a blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, with syrah; fermented in stainless steel, aged for 7 months in wood, natural cork closure, Oakham Wines, £25 (01/17) … Continue reading

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Ringbolt Margaret River 2014

Ringbolt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2014 As with cabernet sauvignon from Stellenbosch in South Africa, alcohol tends to be on the high side, though the 2013 was just 13.5% abv. Margaret River has a Mediterranean climate like South Africa’s … Continue reading

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Dom. de Trevallon VdP Bouches du Rhone 2008

Domaine de Travallon, Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhone, Bouches du Rhone, France, 2008 (there are also tasting notes here for 2009, 2006, 2003 and 1995) This wine: A 50: 50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah.  No destemming, no added … Continue reading

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La Nina Roja Carinena 2008

Bodegas Paniza (Co-op), La Nina Roja, Single Estate, Gran Reserva, DOP Carinena, Aragon, Spain, 2008 Carinena is a region of low profile hills at 400-800m altitude, with low rainfall, a continental climate, hot summer days and cool nights, where drought is a … Continue reading

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Charmes de Kirwan Margaux 2012

Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012 The second wine of Chateau Kirwan, a third level house of the unofficial and anachronistic 1855 classification, made from younger vines not included in the grand vin. This wine: a blend of … Continue reading

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