The 2016 Mandala Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Story

One of the most popular red wine grape varieties in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon gained global attention and interest due to its favoured position in Bordeaux, France, where its commonly blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties. Suited to warmer climates, this varietal thrives across the "floor" of the Yarra Valley where it is considerably warmer - especially where Mandala Wines Dixon's Creek site is located. Yarra Cabernet is usually complemented with another varietal - ours is Merlot (less than 15%).

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Tasting Notes

Rich cassis and lifted violet aromas lead into spiced clove, mocha and ceadery oak. Blackcurrant and blueberry flavours give way to savoury notes of black olive, coffee and dark cocoa. Medium bodied with fine tannins, delivering a long length and a persistent finish. 18 months in F100% French oak. Cellaring potential of 5-8 years 14.3% Alc/Vol. 

This wine is best enjoyed

Board game night, big weekend lunches, fireside chats, crisp evenings.

Meal Pairing Suggestions

M: Braised lamb shanks with caramelized onions and creamy polenta
V: Fire roasted tomato, garlic and chickpea stew with salsa verde

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