Full Review

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

89 Jaraman 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Jaraman 2018 Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Jaraman 2018 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13% (Australia) $22.00.
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.
91 Masterstroke 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14.0% (Australia) $44.00.
92 Masterstroke 2019 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
85 St. Andrews 2018 Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $35.00.
92 Taylor Made 2017 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Taylor Made 2018 Wild Ferment, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Taylor Made 2017 BDX Red Blend, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Taylor Made 2020 Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $20.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $80.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $80.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $30.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $35.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $80.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $80.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $30.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $35.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Tempranillo, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $30.00.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Reserve Parcel, Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $25.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia 12.5% (Australia) $14.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Pinot Gris 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Rosé 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Chardonnay 13% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Tempranillo, Clare Valley/McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Merlot 14% (Australia) $20.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Shiraz 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Aldi Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $14.00.
BR Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 The Hotelier, Shiraz, Wrattonbully South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $16.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Reserve Parcel, Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Chardonnay, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Pioneer, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Estate Label, Shiraz, Limestone Coast 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2020 Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (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.