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Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Australia Add to ...

  • Rating 90
  • Year 2012
  • Region Margaret River
  • Varietal Cabernet sauvignon
  • Food Pairing Medium-rare steak
  • Price $19.95

Named after a late-1800s shipwreck that also gave its name to Ringbolt Bay, the brand is crafted in remote southwest Australia. How they get it here at this price is a marvel of modern transportation economics. The 2012 vintage of this consistently good red is full-bodied, smooth and succulent, with prominent flavours of black currant and cherry. The telltale hint of mint, classic to Australia’s relatively cool western Margaret River region, is here, too, as is an intriguing whisper of mossy earth. Medium-rare steak would be perfect; $21.99 in B.C., $24.99 in Nova Scotia.

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