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McWilliams

McWilliams
2014 Hanwood Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, New South Wales

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

McWilliams
2014 Hanwood Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, New South Wales

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark ruby black color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries, spiced plum and citrus, toasted oak and tea leaves, and cocoa with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with nuances of spiced apple and citrus, ripe blackberries, and vanilla nuts with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A nice zesty, fruity cabernet with a nice hint of spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, spiced plum and citrus, toasted oak and tea leaves, and cocoa
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of spiced apple and citrus, ripe blackberries, and vanilla nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Lamb Kebobs, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice zesty, fruity cabernet with a nice hint of spice.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
421 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USA
1 843-881-0761

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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.