Cabernet from Down Under Tasting Trio
Join acclaimed Australian winemakers Matt Fowles and Tom Barry, and Virginia Willcock as Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads this tour of Aussie Cabs. You’ll taste Australian Cabernet Sauvignon from the distinct regions of Western Australia’s Margaret River, South Australian’s Coonawarra, and also from vineyards of Victoria.
- Matt Fowles, Winemaker, Fowles Wine
- Tom Barry, Winemaker, Jim Barry
- Virginia Willcock, Chief Winemaker, Vasse Felix
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Fowles Wine Farm to Table Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is a dense dark red with youthful purple hues. On the nose are aromas of dark blackberry fruits, oak spice, and hints of chocolate. The palate is ripe and rich with dark cherry and plum flavors.
- Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon
In the glass this wine shows a bright garnet red with a violet hue. The nose opens with lifted notes of dark berry compote, tobacco leaf, savory spice and olive leaf. On the palate, bright blue and red fruits are at the fore, with cigar, tobacco leaf and a hint of cedar. The fruit weight carries the finish long and firm with red fruited detailing and supple tannins.
- Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright deep maroon with a purple tint. Blackcurrant and dark cherry perfumes are complemented by savory notes of miso, mushroom, dried oregano, and forest twigs. Underlying hints of custard and charry, spicy oak round out the lovely aroma. Tangy, bright black cherry fruit arrives on a pure, polished stone texture. This builds to a powdery, long, dry finish with lingering black forest cake flavors.
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