Ringbolt Cabernet

Ringbolt is one of my favorite reasonably priced Australian Cabernets.  It has some of the fruit forward characteristics of a warm climate, but finishes long with bramble, clove, tobacco and earth.  At a price of $17.99, it is a great value.

Or if you prefer what James Suckling (and his 93 rating) have to say, his tasting note reads:

“Attractive aromas of violet-like florals here, together with ripe blueberries, plums and plenty of spicy oak. The palate is attractively juicy with succulent, sweet flavors of red and blue fruit and approachable yet sturdy tannins.”