The 2018 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.

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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 French oak. Cellaring potential of 5-8 years 13.5% Alc/Vol. 

Reviews

"Blackcurrant and red berries, a little cocoa, appropriate leafy and tobacco notes, some perfume. Medium-bodied, good crunch and freshness, light grip to chalky tannin, currants and ripe raspberry, with a crisp and firm finish of good length. Nicely done. Drinks very well. Has charm, too." - 92 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

"This has been extracted with precision and early to mid-term drinking in mind, without sacrificing flavour or the integrity of cabernet's inherent graphite tannic strictures. There is a dollop of merlot (11%) and franc (4%) for fill and lift respectively. 18 months in quality oak. Delicious. Currant and berry fruit. Hedgerow tannins, gently guiding. This is gorgeous Yarra cabernet The wont: sensitive extraction." - 94 points, Ned Goodwin, 2021 Wine Companion

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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