Jeremy’s task today was to determine whether the biggest wine companies in Australia can deliver you a great Cabernet Sauvignon for under $10. The four wines he tasted are all from the vintage 2018 and are:
Jacobs Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon McGuigan Cabernet Sauvignon Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon should have a lovely deep colour and blackcurrant, dried herbs, celery, vanilla notes. It should give impact at front of mouth with length through the palate.
Jacobs Creek - Delicious. A really good, well made, finely structured Cabernet Sauvignon.
Yellow Tail - Yellow Tail is all about impact. This wine has deep colour, plush, round, juicy and generous.
McGuigan - Not quite the colour of the others and a little under/over ripe. Bit too sweet, hollow, vegetable and jammy.
Wolf Blass Red Label - Lovely. Good colour. Good fruit. Not as pure as Jacobs Creek or oaky as Yellow Tail but it’s elegant, bright and clean.
So, can the big companies deliver a Cabernet Sauvignon Black for under $10? Absolutely.
And the winner according to Jeremy’s - Jacobs Creek