Cabernet Sauvignon

Always a tough category for the judges, we get plenty of examples from around the world each year, and judges have to battle through some serious tannin build up, but also sort through a grape that is always quite consistent flavour-wise. Judges really have to look for that elusive thing called balance – do the fruits, the acids, tannins, and aromas all work together? No mean feat when you consider that many of these examples are meant for aging in the cellar. This year’s winners, I’m proud to share, represent a number of beautiful examples from around the world – in a wide range of prices, so there is sure to be at least one you should be comfortable trying. Tom Firth

BEST IN CLASS

Miguel Torres 2012 Mas La Plana
Penedes, Spain
$55-57 CSPC 315838

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

Robert Mondavi 2015 Private Selection
California, United States
$16-18 CSPC 392225

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Carmen 2014 Gran Reserva
Cabernet Sauvignon
Maipo Valley, Chile
$17-18 CSPC 358309

 

 

 

 

Miguel Torres 2012 Manso de Velasco
Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
Central Valley, Chile
$50-54 CSPC 721449

 

 

 

 

Buena Vista 2014 Sonoma County
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma, United States
$42-45 CSPC 789483

 

 

 

 

St. Francis 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma, United States
$24-26 CSPC 421990

 

 

 

 

Marques de Casa Concha 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon
Maipo Valley, Chile
$20-22 CSPC 337238

 

 

 

 

La Sabina 2011 Gran Reserva
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pago Guijoso, La Mancha, Spain
$33-35 CSPC 779202

 

 

 

 

Falernia 2014 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Elqui Valley, Chile
$17-19 CSPC 784019

 

 

 

 

 

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