Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape variety in the world, it is universally accepted that the climate and soil – or terroir – have a profound effect on the character of the wines.
Drilling down (so to speak), does the physical environment, the soil in particular, make a difference to the flavour of wine? Can you taste the soil? The best Cabernet Regions of the world have long acknowledged regional, sub-regional and individual vineyard characters. Put simply, there is connection between the dirt and the wine.
Join us in the Wynns Gables, as we “get the dirt” on some carefully selected classic Cabernet wines. Whilst some tasters will be keen to debate the direct and indirect effects of soil on the wine, others will prefer to drink great Cabernet from around the world. Coonawarra, Bordeaux, Hawkes Bay and Margaret River from great makers and vintages will be represented as we debate the impact of soil on wine. Included in the tasting is a 2009 La Mission Haut Brion a 100 point Parker rated wine.