Explore what makes Australian Cabernet Sauvignon far from ordinary.
Cabernet Sauvignon is an integral part of Australia’s wine heritage, successful both as a single varietal wine and as a dominant feature in classic blends. It is also now the most widely planted grape variety globally, accounting for nearly 7% of the world’s vineyard area, indicating the continuing popularity for these wines.
Join us for a global discussion exploring the rich heritage of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and how it fits in a global fine wine context through benchmarking with international comparisons. In this video, you’ll learn about some of the key Cabernet producing regions and most revered producers with our expert panellists: Mary Gorman-McAdams MW, John Szabo MS and Oz Clarke OBE.
Our panellists tasted and discussed the following wines:
Wynns ‘Black Label’ Coonawarra 2015
Balnaves of Coonawarra ‘The Tally’ Coonawarra 2015
Yarra Yering ‘Dry Red Wine No. 1’ Yarra Valley 2015
Mount Mary ‘Quintet’ Yarra Valley 2015
Cullen Wines ‘Diana Madeline’ Margaret River 2015
Vasse Felix ‘Tom Cullity’ Margaret River 2015
Henschke ‘Cyril Henschke’ Eden Valley 2015
This virtual tasting and discussion is one of many CONNECT Conversations to feature on our new virtual platform, Australian Wine CONNECT.
CONNECT is a dynamic, always-on, virtual platform bringing the global wine community together to build new connections with Australia’s thrilling wine scene for powerful commercial outcomes. With over 260 exhibitors registered already and more than 2000 wine products, Australian Wine CONNECT is a one-stop location for all wine professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of, and business reach with Australia. It is a free-to-use platform set to run for the next year.
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Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. His passion for the subject dates from his student days at Oxford University, where he...
Mary Gorman-McAdams is a Master of Wine, wine judge, educator, conference speaker, and business strategist. Since May 2019 she is the Director at International Wine Center, NYC, the First WSET School in the Americas.
Master Sommelier John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004, and he holds the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Diploma with honours. John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, Canada’s authoritative wine...
Born in London and raised in Sydney, Mark has over 35 years of experience in the hotel, restaurant and wine business. During his 15 years as a sommelier, he was named Sommelier of the Year at the Vancouver Wine Festival in 2001 and won the...