Cabernet and blends

36 Products Found

Predator (California) 2018 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

From one of the most exciting wine regions in California. This Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is an intense, full-bodied wine with flavors of dark berries and spice. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, cherry, and dark chocolate, with subtle notes of cinnamon and toasty oak.

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Syrah, 2% Zinfandel.

The ladybug, the brand icon, is a natural predator of harmful vineyard insects. “Natural predation” is one of many eco-friendly strategies employed in the vineyards to help limit the use of chemical pesticides.

The 2019 vintage proved to be another ideal harvest in Lodi. With just enough heat during the day and cool nights, the grapes were able to reach peak ripeness, giving  grapes of wonderful concentration, good balance and refined quality. Aged in 75% French Oak 25% American Oak.

Best food match with short ribs or a juicy burger, grilled veggies or a savoury mushroom rissoto.

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Alpha Domus (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Aviator

Gold Medal - AIR NZ Wine Awards 2017 (2016 vintage)

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec 

Top notch Cab blend from a great producer AND a great vintage.

Commercial description
"Already very approachable and will develop gracefully for many years. Cellaring will further soften the tannin while increasing integration of oak flavours with added layers of complexity from bottle age. 10 years + potential. A complex aroma of berry fruits, cassis, cedar, and crushed graphite. Sweet, rounded flavours of blackberry and currants, mocha, and savoury olive notes are complimented by fine oak tannin. This wine shows a silken texture and firm structure. Cabernet Sauvignon dominant with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec this is a very elegant rich wine, showing lovely delicacy and depth."


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Ata Rangi (Martinborough) 2019 Celebre

A full and enticing nose of aromas; blackberry and boysenberry tempered by spice notes of cardamom and cinnamon and a more complex savoury hint of sweet cedar. A seamless blend of tannins, ripe fruit and oak carry the wine to a satisfying and balanced finish.

The 2019 Célèbre is a blend of merlot 45%, syrah 40% and small portions of malbec 10% and cabernet franc at 5%. This is a wonderful release of Célèbre, the significant vine age of 30 years and over, contribute to the concentration and complexity of this wine. Impressive on release, this wine will continue to evolve further and reward cellaring"



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Babich (Hawke's Bay) 2018 Merlot Cabernet 375ml HALF BTL

Specially selected from our estate-owned vineyards throughout the Hawke’s Bay region, we combine soft Merlot with robust Cabernet Sauvignon resulting in a full flavoured dry red with easy drinking appeal.

Dark and sweetly fruited with leather, spice and a touch of blackcurrant and mint. Recommended food An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salami and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.

375ml HALF BTL

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Blason D'Issan (France) 2016 Margaux 1.5L MAGNUM

88 Points - Robert Parker
16.5 Points - Jancis Robinson
93 Points - James Suckling 

A well known name and history in the famed Margaux region. Blason d’Issan, is the second wine of Chateau D'Issan. Chateau d’Issan is one of the oldest wine-producing properties in Bordeaux. 

Fruit from the youngest vines is used to produce this wine, which respects the identity of its terroir, while offering a tasty round fruitiness, which can be enjoyed earlier. Blason d’Issan is also aged in barrels for 14 to 16 months, one third of which are new. Annual production is around 120,000 bottles.

2016 is a vintage with outstanding balance. The final blend being 40% Cabernet Sauvignon  60% Merlot. 

light nose of black fruit (blackberry) and oaky notes (autumn leaves). The wine is medium-bodied on the palate and offers crunchy, ripe tannins.



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ERP $159.99

Bull In A China Shop (Sth Aus) 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Another exclusive label

Bull In a China Shop Cabernet, is a bargain south Aussie red sourced from a family owned winery with 4 generations of experience. 

This is a rich styled layers of flavour and soft, fine, well-structured tannins.  The wine shows a deep colour with a rich and complex nose prominent in blackcurrant, tobacco and typical leafy characters with hints of game. There are hints of cassis flavours, cigar box and cedar all combined with lingering gamey note.  

Hard to pass up at these prices.....

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Bulletin Place (Aus) 2021 Cabernet

Classic Australian Cabernet, a real steal at this price.

Aromas of blackcurrant, black olive and cedar.  A ripe, fleshy mix of black fruits, subtle notes of milk chocolate, olive, bay leaf and vanillin oak.

Showing attractive fruit driven palate, fresh berry and plum flavours warm spice and soft finish.

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Ch De Chantegrive (France) 2018 Graves Rouge AOC

91 Points Decanter

91 Points - James Suckling
"Aromas of ripe blackcurrants, spiced cherries, licorice, orange zest and dried leaves. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Fresh, medium finish. 50% merlot and 50% cabernet sauvignon. Drink from 2022."

89-90 Points - Wine Advocate
"Always solid, the 2018 Château De Chantegrive has a crunchy, vibrant, medium-bodied style that carries lots of black cherry and mulberry fruits, notes of cedar pencil and earth, ripe yet firm tannins, and a good spine of acidity. It's nicely balanced and will benefit from a few years of bottle age and keep for a good decade." Jeb Dunnuck

Another WInesale exclusive import. Good, Golly, Gorgeous, Graves, Goodness.
50% Merlot - 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 12 months.Winemakers note
Delicious and worth every cent!!

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ERP $59.99

Single bottle: $44.99

Château la Tour Cordouan (France) 2016 Medoc

The Cruse family from Denmark started in Bordeaux in 1819 as wine merchants until they become a major player in Bordeaux wines. Today, Vanesa Cruse from the 6th genera6on is running the estate with her husband René Philippe Duboscq.

Bright garnet color. Fleshy and refreshing fruit. Concentrated register at the entry of the palate with a nice width and a lot of charm.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc 5 % Petit Verdot

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Chateau Tanunda (Barossa) 2017 50 yr Old Vines Cabernet

GOLD MEDAL Berlin Wine Trophy 2020
GOLD MEDAL Global Cabernet Masters 2020
95 POINTS Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine

96 POINTS James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021

Deep magenta in colour with a vibrant nose of dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon aromas. An exotic and full-bodied palate driven by flavours of fruits of the forest, blackcurrant and a hint of tomato leaf bound together by succulent fine-grained tannins. A wine of great length which will reward many years in the cellar. 

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Chateau Tanunda (Barossa) 2019 Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

94 POINTS - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Offering excellent fruit purity and intensity, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows blackcurrant, Black Doris plum, violet and spicy oak characters. It’s equally satisfying on the palate with excellent weight and textural mouthfeel backed by chalky tannins, finishing engaging and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2032
93 POINTS - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021
From a selection of vineyards across the Barossa and Eden valleys, small batch fermentation, matured for 18 months in French oak....Good value. Drink by 2028

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins. Although drinking well now, this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

The grapes for Chateau Tanunda's Grand Barossa wines are selected from grapes grown throughout the Barossa and its myriad of sub-regions. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables them to create their classic and refined house style. 

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and fermented in small stainless steel open fermenters. Fermentation takes place over 7 days with twice-daily hand plunging.

After draining the free-run juice, the skins are gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press before18 months maturation in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

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Chateau Tanunda (Eden Valley) 2016 The Chateau Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

94 POINTS - Wine Showcase Magazine
GOLD MEDAL - Berlin Wine Trophy 2018
SILVER MEDAL - China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018

93 POINTS - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine
95 POINTS - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93 POINTS - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Winery description

"The Château’ Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep, rich purple and red hues.

The bouquet has lifted aromas of blackcurrant, redcurrant and spice on the velvety smooth palate with hints of cedar and mint. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from 18 months' maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

The grapes for this year’s The Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon were grown on our estate vineyard in the cool climate of the Eden Valley.

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days on their skins in open fermenters with regular battonage to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. Following fermentation, the wine is carefully basket pressed prior to maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 18 months."

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ERP $45.99

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Clearview (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Old Olive Block Cabernet Blend

Gold Medal - Royal Easter Wine Show

Part of Clearview's reserve range, this is a real stunner.

Classic Bordeaux style blend, Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec.

Cassis aromatics with great purity, will certainly reward cellaring but already delicious!


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Collaboration (Hawkes bay) 2018 Argent Cabernet

4.5 Stars - Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines, Michael Cooper, Wine Writer

Dark black fruits with hints of chocolate and cedar, supported by fine French oak. Layers of richness, depth and complexity, finishing long and generous.

Boutique, quality wines at their best!


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Don David (Argentina) 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points - James Suckling
"Blackcurrant, violet-essence, pine and tobacco-leaf aromas. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Sleek and fresh. Drink or hold."

A variety that often plays second fiddle to Malbec in Argentina, but this voluptuous wine from Salta in north west Argentina is not to be overlooked. The (very) sunny Calchaqui Valley - the vineyard gets 350 days of sunshine a year - is where the vineyards are located, 70% of the wine is aged in oak barrels giving the body a richness and vanilla oak character whilst primary flavours of blackberries, Morello cherry and pepper and a nice roundness of feel are contributed by the remainder aged in stainless steel.

Fantastic reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Michel Torino. Made with one goal in mind: creating the best wine from the best grape selection from the most incredible terroir. Located 1700 metres above sea level, the Cafayate Valley creates stunning wines with it's unique alpine climate. Aged in French and American Oak, this wine is everything you are looking for in top flight Cabernet Sauvignon - sophisticated and complex with a long elegant finish. This wine is unbelievable buying.

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Esk Valley (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Artisanal Merlot Malbec Cab

93 Points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit - New Zealand
4.5 Stars -  Michael Cooper’s Buyer's Guide - New Zealand
92 Points - Andrew Cailard MW Annual Vintage Selection

"Medium deep crimson. Intense black olive tapenade, dark chocolate, dark cherry aromas with roasted walnut notes. Muscular firm but vigorous wine with deep set choco-berry fruits, cedar/ sandalwood notes and grippy dry tannins. Finishes firm and tight with attractive dark fruit, sappy/ leafy notes at the finish. 2023 - 2030"

Winery note
"The individual vineyard and varietal parcels were harvested separately and fermented with wild yeast in our open topped concrete fermenters. Hand plunging was employed to gently extract colour and tannin. After a period of post fermentation maceration the individual parcels were pressed to french oak barrels and aged in cool cellars for 18 months, before blending in November 2020. This is Esk Valley's first Malbec based wine from our Gimblett Gravels vineyards. A very deeply coloured wine as you would expect from a Malbec based wine. It displays rich plummy, jammy Gimblett Gravels fruit on the nose with hints of tobacco and dried herbs. On the palate it is a medley of power and concentration from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon allied with softer Merlot tannins. This is a full bodied and complex wine, and an ideal accompaniment to red meat dishes"

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Esk Valley (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon

"​This wine was blended from grapes grown within the renown Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District. These deep stony soils have excellent drainage and low vigour, ideal for the production of high-quality red wine. Our vineyard sites are close planted and yields per vine are kept low to maximise quality.

This is a smooth and elegant Gimblett Gravels blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of red cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and cedar from barrel maturation. It is soft and generous in nature and can be enjoyed as a youthful wine, but possesses sufficient tannin to age gracefully for many years."

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Kangaroo Ridge (Australia) 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

Exclusive Import

Kangaroo Ridge is a family owned company. The Geber family continue a tradition of fine winemaking spanning three generations.​

South Eastern Australia covers basically all of Australias wine regions except Western Australia. This wine super zone is of course well known for its spicy and thick skinned Shiraz. Often overlooked and therefor underpriced. Blackcurranty and eucalypt ladden Cabernet also thrives here. Classically Australian Cabernet is softer and fuller in style than its european counterparts.

This little beaut offers; Dark aromas of blackcurrant, herbal edge and chocolatey undertones. Medium-bodied and full of rich ripe and dark fruit. Soft and rounded palate. 
Try pairing with red meat or cheeses.

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La Couronne (France) 2015 De Marquis De Terme Margaux

A direct import

Located in the heart of the village of Margaux-Cantenac, Marquis de Terme worthly carries its rank of Grand Cru Classé. "The Crown" is the second wine of the estate offering tremendous value from the Margaux region and a more approachable style

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot

Average age of the vines: 35 years.

Harvest: Manual harvest. 

Aging: From 12 to 14 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which is new wood. 

A nice discreet nose, of fresh wild fruits, floral and fresh offering a nice presence in the glass. Fruit and balanced, a juicy and supple wine on red fruits. 

Drink 2020-2028

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Lauriers Paredaux Tradition (France) 2019 Rouge

Wow!  This is an amazingly good value Cabernet dominant blend from the Languedoc region of France.

Liquorice, pepper and so silky smooth.

30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Mouvedre, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignan.

Superb deep purple, subtly aromatic aromas of pepper, blackcurrant and black cherry. A layered palate with generous ripe fruit and liquorice, spices with tannins.



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Le Petit Haut Lafitte (France) 2017 Pessac Leognan 1.5L MAGNUM

92 points - Wine Enthusiast
"With a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, this second wine of Smith Haut Lafitte is dense, laden with tannins and ripe berry flavors. Structured and complex, the wine is likely to age, the tannins filling out to give future richness. Drink the wine from 2022. Roger Voss"

88+ Points - Robert Parker
91 Points - James Suckling
90 Points - Decanter
93 Points - Antonio Gallioni

The vines of Château Smith Haut Lafitte are planted in a single block on a Günz gravel plateau in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. This Bordeaux appellation is within the Graves sub region and Grand cru Classe status. 

Le Petit Haut Lafitte is the second wine of the estate. Stands up hugely well on its own merit and a mere snifter of the price too.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot

Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2017 has a fresh bouquet with notes of blackberry, raspberry, tobacco leaf and star anise. A fresh and dynamic attack on the palate, a solid mid-palate, framed by firm tannins. A long, fresh finish, signed by the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Well structured Cabernet dominant wines with a good cellar life.



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ERP $189.99

Les rambauds (France) 2018 Bordeaux Superior Rouge

83 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard
"Deep purple-blue hue. Nose of ripe cherry and stone fruits. More of the same aromatics on the palate which is balanced and fleshy with quite pleasant oaky undertones. Fashionably styled."

Château Les Rambauds Bordeaux Supérieur by Yvon Mau. The nose is dominated by aromas of red and black berries, liquorice and cedar wood. Followed by notes of vanilla and toast adding to the complex bouquet. On the palate a beautifully full and ripe taste of black fruit and savory edges. A well-structured, fleshy texture followed by lengthy finish.

Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Malbec (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) other Bordeaux grapes.

Try this with grilled meat, hearty dishes or hard cheese like Cheddar or Gouda

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Single bottle: $21.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2016 Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold Medal - China Wine and Spirits Awards
Gold Medal - Six Nations Wine Tasting 2019
4.5 Stars - Cuisine Magazine

This Really is top notch stuff, Velvety, Structured and Ripeness.....delicious

Winery Note
"This opulent Cabernet Sauvignon, with its dark brooding presence, exudes distinctive blackcurrant character, laced with aniseed and mocha. Silky smooth tannins and ageing in quality oak contribute poise, structure and length. A distinguished wine, it is eminently enjoyable now or to greatly reward cellaring."


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ERP $49.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Elspeth Cabernet Merlot

This superior wine is medium to full bodied, bursting with notes of black fruit, plum, chocolate, and cedar, on a bed of lovely refined tannins, yielding a distinguished silky smooth wine.



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ERP $49.99