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Tag: Cabernet

Is Cabernet King in Canberra?

by The Vinsiders

Grape Illustration

Cabernet Sauvignon: King of the Grapes. Most noble of them all. Incomparable: that’s what they say, anyway, those die-hard, tea-like tannin-addicted Bordeaux admirers. Let’s jump in to a bottle or two, shall we?

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The Thursday Tipple – Lerida Estate

by C.A. Bonham

Hello there, 2009 Merlot-Cabernet-Franc! Nice to see you! Although we’ve never met, your siblings Shiraz and Pinot Noir are more than familiar. In fact, they cast such a spell we’ve been dying to see what you were all about.

And yet you remain elusive – despite our trip to the Lerida vineyard and the cellar door. Your people there are fantastic. Great views too, lovely spot…

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