Often blended with Shiraz (and other varieties), Cabernet Sauvignon performs well in adverse conditions. Blackcurrant, blackberry and even raspberry flavours dominate without threatening the elegant style of the wine.
The style shows tropical lime juice aroma and flavour in the warmer years, with reserved, toasty wines in the cooler vintages.
The style ranges from silky smooth wines with red cherry and plum flavours through to strikingly concentrated wines, redolent with spice, pepper, liquorice and game. There is a common thread to these wines in their elegance and fine tannins, no doubt deriving from the cool conditions under which the grapes have ripened.