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Levantine Hill

Levantine Hill
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.0% RS: <1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$64.95

Levantine Hill
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.0% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby black color. Curious aromas and flavors of dried stone fruits and potpourri flowers, tomato beet-pickle relish, spicy pomegranate pastry, and beef stock with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity fat body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long marinated root vegetables, honeyed nuts and herbs, and earth finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A rich meaty, herbal red that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Spicy & Complex, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried stone fruits and potpourri flowers, tomato beet-pickle relish, spicy pomegranate pastry, and beef stock
Taste Flavor: marinated root vegetables, honeyed nuts and herbs, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich meaty, herbal red that will shine at the table.

The Importer

Levantine Hill Estate

The Importer
367 Collins St. Level 3
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia
61 -3 860-20-816

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.