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Masterstroke

Masterstroke
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.0%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$44
Cellar Selection

Masterstroke
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.0%
Bright black garnet color. Herbal aromas of spearmint, dark chocolate shavings, sweet plumeria, and licorice with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, very long ginger, sumac, ripe tangerine, terra cotta, and red peppercorns finish with moderate oak flavor. A stylish, endlessly complex Cabernet Sauvignon that’s instantly appealing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spearmint, dark chocolate shavings, sweet plumeria, and licorice
Taste Flavor: ginger, sumac, ripe tangerine, terra cotta, and red peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stylish, endlessly complex Cabernet Sauvignon that's instantly appealing.

The Producer

Wakefield Taylors Wines

The Producer
89A Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 5451
Australia
61 08-8849 1111

Their Portfolio

94 Jaraman 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Jaraman 2019 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Jaraman 2020 Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Jaraman 2019 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Jaraman 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley/Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
88 Jaraman 2020 Shiraz, Clare Valley/McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
91 Masterstroke 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14.0% (Australia) $44.00.
92 Masterstroke 2019 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
90 Masterstroke 2018 Cabernet Shiraz Red Blend, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $42.00.
93 Masterstroke 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14% (Australia) $42.00.
90 Masterstroke 2020 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $42.00.
94 St. Andrews 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $53.00.
94 St. Andrews 2019 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $53.00.
87 Taylor Made 2020 Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylor Made 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Taylor Made 2022 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors Estate 2022 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors Estate 2023 Rosé, Pinot Noir, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2020 Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.

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.