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Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the classic destination grapes
Like many of the classic grapes Cabernet Sauvignon changes depending on how and where it is grown. But, wherever it is from you can usually tell it by its silky blackcurrant flavour and overtones of some unusual things like black olives, liquorice and mint! These tend to pop up when you’ve got a more premium wine and are a reflection of the specific conditions the grapes are grown in and the techniques used to make the wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is great in blends, adding some fruit and a bit of ‘backbone’, but it’s also capable of making superb single varietal wines. Try Coonawarra (Australia), Sonoma (California) and cool climate Chilean versions for great examples.